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Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 02, 2013

Covidien plc. ( COV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that COV has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $67.84, representing a -0.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.98 and a 35% increase over the 52 week low of $50.25.

COV is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). COV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.93. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.64%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COV Dividend History page.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF ( SCHX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTH with an increase of 17.35% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of COV at 8.48%.

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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