Meridian Bioscience Inc. (VIVO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012
Meridian Bioscience Inc. ( VIVO ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share scheduled for December 24, 2012. Shareholders who purchased VIVO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that VIVO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.39, the dividend yield is 11.18%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VIVO was $20.39, representing a -3.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.06 and a 25.94% increase over the 52 week low of $16.19.
VIVO is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ( IDXX ) and Myriad Genetics, Inc. ( MYGN ). VIVO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports VIVO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.23%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the VIVO Dividend History page.