Perrigo Company (PRGO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Perrigo Company ( PRGO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PRGO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.5% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of PRGO was $113.31, representing a -6.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $120.78 and a 20.8% increase over the 52 week low of $93.80.

PRGO is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). PRGO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.61. Zacks Investment Research reports PRGO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.84%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH )
  • iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund ( IBB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceutical Index Fund ( IHE )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QQXT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QQXT with an increase of 8.94% over the last 100 days. XPH has the highest percent weighting of PRGO at 4.35%.



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: IBB , IHE , JNJ , PFE , PRGO , QQXT , XPH

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