HealthSouth Corporation (HLS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 29, 2017

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HealthSouth Corporation ( HLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 29, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2018. Shareholders who purchased HLS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.17% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $49.52, the dividend yield is 2.02%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HLS was $49.52, representing a -1.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.41 and a 29.49% increase over the 52 week low of $38.24.

HLS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ) and HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ). HLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.75. Zacks Investment Research reports HLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 1.91%, compared to an industry average of -8.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HLS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to HLS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HLS as a top-10 holding:

  • Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF ( VTWG )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF ( IWO )
  • Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF ( VTWO )
  • iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM )
  • GS ActiveBeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF ( GSSC ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VTWG with an increase of 11.68% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HLS at 0.45%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: FMS , HCA , VTWG , IWO , VTWO , IWM , GSSC

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