Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (HRC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Hill-Rom Holdings Inc ( HRC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.125 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HRC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HRC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $28.05, the dividend yield is 1.78%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HRC was $28.05, representing a -22.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.13 and a 13.61% increase over the 52 week low of $24.69.

HRC is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). HRC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports HRC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.1%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XHE with an decrease of -3.03% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HRC at 2.48%.



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: BAX , HRC , MMM , XHE

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