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Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 14, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Amgen Inc. ( AMGN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 07, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AMGN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30.56% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $106.72, the dividend yield is 1.76%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AMGN was $106.72, representing a -7.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.95 and a 57.85% increase over the 52 week low of $67.61.
AMGN is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Gilead Sciences, Inc. ( GILD ) and Biogen Idec Inc. ( BIIB ). AMGN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.91. Zacks Investment Research reports AMGN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.51%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AMGN Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to AMGN through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AMGN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund ( IBB )
- First Trust Amex Biotechnology Index Fund ( FBT )
- PowerShares Dynamic Biotech &Genome ( PBE )
- PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IBB with an increase of 30.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AMGN at 8.26%.