Novartis AG (NVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2013

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Novartis AG ( NVS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $2.53 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 05, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NVS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.84% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of NVS was $68.72, representing a -2.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.24 and a 34.22% increase over the 52 week low of $51.20.

NVS is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). NVS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.9. Zacks Investment Research reports NVS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.55%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.

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

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

  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRU )
  • AdvisorShares Global Alpha & Beta ETF ( RRGR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRU with an increase of 15.39% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of NVS at 7.83%.



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: ADRU , JNJ , NVS , PFE , PPH , RRGR

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