Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 14, 2013

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Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LLY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that LLY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $54.82, the dividend yield is 3.58%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LLY was $54.82, representing a -6.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.41 and a 37.29% increase over the 52 week low of $39.93.

LLY is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). LLY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.17. Zacks Investment Research reports LLY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.2%, compared to an industry average of -3.4%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceutical Index Fund ( IHE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XPH with an increase of 21.03% over the last 100 days. IHE has the highest percent weighting of LLY at 5.88%.



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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