Zoetis Inc. (ZTS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 30, 2013
Zoetis Inc. ( ZTS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.065 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ZTS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ZTS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.98, the dividend yield is .81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ZTS was $31.98, representing a -9.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.42 and a 11% increase over the 52 week low of $28.81.
ZTS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). ZTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.84. Zacks Investment Research reports ZTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 30.02%, compared to an industry average of 15.5%.
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Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ZTS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF ( IHE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHE with an increase of 8.87% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ZTS at 3.14%.