Covidien plc. (
) 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 (
) and Baxter International Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (
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%.