Medtronic plc (MDT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 21, 2016

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Medtronic plc ( MDT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 21, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 13, 2017. Shareholders who purchased MDT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MDT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $73.1, the dividend yield is 2.35%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MDT was $73.1, representing a -18.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.27 and a 2.91% increase over the 52 week low of $71.03.

MDT is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as St. Jude Medical, Inc. ( STJ ) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. ( VAR ). MDT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.01. Zacks Investment Research reports MDT's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 4.6%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.

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

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

  • Vanguard Health Care ETF - DNQ ( VHT )
  • iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF ( IYH )
  • Vanguard Div Appreciation ETF - DNQ ( VIG )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
  • iShares iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF ( IBCD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VIG with an increase of 1.97% over the last 100 days. VHT has the highest percent weighting of MDT at 3.84%.

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: MDT , VAR , VHT , IYH , VIG , RYH , IBCD

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