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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 12, 2018

Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 12, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased ABT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.66% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $59.14, the dividend yield is 1.89%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ABT was $59.14, representing a -8.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.60 and a 39.78% increase over the 52 week low of $42.31.

ABT is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and TiGenix ( TIG ). ABT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.26. Zacks Investment Research reports ABT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 14.37%, compared to an industry average of 10.1%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to ABT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have ABT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF ( IYH )
  • Vanguard Health Care ETF ( VHT )
  • Vanguard Div Appreciation ETF ( VIG )
  • iShares Global Healthcare ETF ( IXJ )
  • NuShares Enhanced Yield US Aggregate Bond ETF ( NULV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VIG with an increase of 3.67% over the last 100 days. IYH has the highest percent weighting of ABT at 3.1%.

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


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

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