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Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 30, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Cardinal Health, Inc. ( CAH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3025 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CAH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CAH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $67.48, the dividend yield is 1.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAH was $67.48, representing a -0.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.75 and a 66.66% increase over the 52 week low of $40.49.
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 $1.15. Zacks Investment Research reports CAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -.8%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CAH through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CAH as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
- iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS )
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund ( FVD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of 9.05% over the last 100 days. PTH has the highest percent weighting of CAH at 2.75%.