Shire plc (SHPG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2013

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Shire plc ( SHPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.438 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 09, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SHPG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 434.8% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SHPG was $96.29, representing a -9.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $106.22 and a 20.23% increase over the 52 week low of $80.09.

SHPG is a part of the Consumer Durables 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 $3.89. Zacks Investment Research reports SHPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.34%, compared to an industry average of 8%.


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

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

  • BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index Fund ( ADRU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ADRU with an increase of 15.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SHPG at 0.62%.



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 , PFE , SHPG

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