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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 02, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company ( BMY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BMY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that BMY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $46.28, the dividend yield is 3.03%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BMY was $46.28, representing a -6.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.57 and a 51.04% increase over the 52 week low of $30.64.
BMY is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). BMY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.82. Zacks Investment Research reports BMY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -13.15%, compared to an industry average of -3.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BMY through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BMY as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF ( IHE )
- PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 24.6% over the last 100 days. IHE has the highest percent weighting of BMY at 5.61%.