Pfizer, Inc. (PFE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30, 2013

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Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 05, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PFE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.09% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of PFE was $27, representing a -1.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.30 and a 30.12% increase over the 52 week low of $20.75.

PFE is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). PFE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.29. Zacks Investment Research reports PFE's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -6.32%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.

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

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

  • Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceutical Index Fund ( IHE )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
  • Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLV with an increase of 10.3% over the last 100 days. PPH has the highest percent weighting of PFE at 9.83%.



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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