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Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

Posted
12/4/2012 9:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:BAX;BDX;KLD;MMM;SCHD

Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.495 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased BDX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $76.24, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $76.24, representing a -5.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.56 and a 8.84% increase over the 52 week low of $70.05.

BDX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). BDX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.62. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.8%, compared to an industry average of -1.2%.

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is KLD with an increase of 5.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BDX at 2.53%.