Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012
Covidien plc. ( COV ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share scheduled for December 27, 2012. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.56% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $58.14, the dividend yield is 1.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $58.14, representing a -4.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.81 and a 39.46% increase over the 52 week low of $41.69.
COV is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). COV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.92.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COV Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to COV through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COV as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF ( SCHX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHG with an increase of 5.42% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of COV at 8.68%.