Cardinal Health, Inc. ( CAH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3025 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CAH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CAH has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of CAH was $70.32, representing a -5.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.40 and a 69.28% increase over the 52 week low of $41.54.
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 $1.07. Zacks Investment Research reports CAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.7%, compared to an industry average of 7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CAH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CAH as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio ( PTH )
- iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS )
- iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund ( IWR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 5.77% over the last 100 days. PTH has the highest percent weighting of CAH at 2.5%.
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