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GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 19, 2014
By: NASDAQ.com News
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ( GSK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.749616 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GSK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.67% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of GSK was $55.89, representing a -0.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.91 and a 27.95% increase over the 52 week low of $43.68.
GSK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). GSK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.54. Zacks Investment Research reports GSK's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.12%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GSK through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GSK as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
- FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund ( IQDE )
- FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund ( IQDF )
- FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt Ind ( TLTD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PPH with an increase of 16.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GSK at 4.87%.