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Stryker Corporation (SYK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Stryker Corporation ( SYK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SYK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.09% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $75, the dividend yield is 1.63%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYK was $75, representing a -0.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.50 and a 38.71% increase over the 52 week low of $54.07.
SYK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). SYK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.33. Zacks Investment Research reports SYK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.83%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SYK through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SYK as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
- ELEMENTS Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of 9.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SYK at 5.98%.