Medtronic, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 24, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MDT stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that MDT has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $57.4, the dividend yield is 1.95%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MDT was $57.4,
representing a -2.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.85 and
a 42.5% increase over the 52 week low of $40.28.
MDT is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as St. Jude Medical, Inc. (
) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (
). MDT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.74. Zacks Investment Research reports MDT's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.96%, compared to an
industry average of 7.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to MDT through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MDT as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
- Vanguard Health Care ETF (
- iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of
10.52% over the last 100 days. PTH has the highest percent
weighting of MDT at 2.5%.