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12/26/2012 2:00:03 PM
Cardinal Health, Inc. ( CAH ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CAH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.79% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $41.77, the dividend yield is 2.63%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAH was $41.77, representing a -6.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.49 and a 13.17% increase over the 52 week low of $36.91.
CAH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as McKesson Corporation ( MCK ) and AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) ( ABC ). CAH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.17. Zacks Investment Research reports CAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.22%, compared to an industry average of 13.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CAH Dividend History page.