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12/11/2012 2:00:05 PM
HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $2 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased HCA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $33.87, the dividend yield is 23.62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCA was $33.87, representing a -1.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.32 and a 70.54% increase over the 52 week low of $19.86.
HCA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ) and DaVita healthCare Partners Inc. ( DVA ). HCA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.06. Zacks Investment Research reports HCA's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 28.33%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HCA Dividend History page.
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