HCA Holdings, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $2 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012.
Shareholders who purchased HCA stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock
price of $33.87, the dividend yield is 23.62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCA was $33.87,
representing a -1.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.32 and
a 70.54% increase over the 52 week low of $19.86.
HCA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as Fresenius Medical Care Corporation (
) and DaVita healthCare Partners Inc. (
). HCA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $7.06. Zacks Investment Research reports HCA's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 28.33%, compared to an
industry average of 4.7%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to HCA through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCA as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of
1.52% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of HCA at 2.57%.