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Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 24, 2014

Covidien plc. ( COV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 24, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $68.09, representing a -2.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.98 and a 19.9% increase over the 52 week low of $56.79.

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 $3.59. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.49%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.

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

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

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

  • iShares U.S. Medical Devices ETF ( IHI )
  • WCM BNY Mellon Focused Growth ADR ETF ( AADR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of 19.51% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of COV at 6.47%.

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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