Covidien plc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 08, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on
November 05, 2013. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 23.08% increase over the prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $60.3, the dividend yield is 2.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $60.3,
representing a -12.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.83 and
a 13.01% increase over the 52 week low of $53.36.
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 $3.74. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -8.92%, compared to an
industry average of 4.8%.
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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 (
- WCM BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is AADR with an increase of
8.99% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting
of COV at 7.67%.