Shire plc (SHPG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 05, 2014

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Shire plc ( SHPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.5079 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 08, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SHPG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 464.33% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SHPG was $165.68, representing a -3.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $171.36 and a 92.63% increase over the 52 week low of $86.01.

SHPG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). SHPG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.5. Zacks Investment Research reports SHPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 26.28%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SHPG Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.



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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