Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 07, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 29, 2018. Shareholders who purchased BDX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that BDX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $227.72, the dividend yield is 1.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BDX was $227.72, representing a -8.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $248.39 and a 21.6% increase over the 52 week low of $187.27.
BDX is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Stryker Corporation ( SYK ). BDX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.46. Zacks Investment Research reports BDX's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 15.93%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to BDX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BDX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF ( PFF )
- iShares Trust ( USMV )
- iShares, Inc. ( ACWV )
- iShares Trust iShares MSCI Poland ETF ( EPOL )
- Cambria ETF Trust ( EYLD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EYLD with an decrease of -0.15% over the last 100 days. PFF has the highest percent weighting of BDX at 1.97%.