Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 24, 2014

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Covidien plc. ( COV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 24, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $68.09, representing a -2.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.98 and a 19.9% increase over the 52 week low of $56.79.

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 $3.59. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.49%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COV Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
  • WCM BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF ( AADR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of 19.51% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of COV at 6.47%.



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: AADR , BAX , COV , IHI , MMM

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