Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2013

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Covidien plc. ( COV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that COV has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $67.84, representing a -0.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.98 and a 35% increase over the 52 week low of $50.25.

COV is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). COV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.93. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.64%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COV Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to COV through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COV as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF ( SCHX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of 17.35% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of COV at 8.48%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BAX , COV , IHI , MMM , PTH , SCHG , SCHX

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