Cardinal Health, Inc. ( CAH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.387 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CAH prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CAH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $90.49, the dividend yield is 1.71%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAH was $90.49, representing a -1.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.91 and a 21.04% increase over the 52 week low of $74.76.
CAH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as McKesson Corporation ( MCK ) and AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co) ( ABC ). CAH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.98. Zacks Investment Research reports CAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 20.96%, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CAH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CAH as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is NFO with an decrease of -6.79% over the last 100 days. XHS has the highest percent weighting of CAH at 2.11%.
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