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Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012
By: NASDAQ.com News
Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.45 per share scheduled for January 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BAX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 34.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $66.27, the dividend yield is 2.72%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BAX was $66.27, representing a -3.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.91 and a 39.36% increase over the 52 week low of $47.55.
BAX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Covidien plc. ( COV ). BAX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.11. Zacks Investment Research reports BAX's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 5.04%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BAX Dividend History page.
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Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BAX as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of 6.3% over the last 100 days. XHE has the highest percent weighting of BAX at 2.72%.