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Covidien plc. (COV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 25, 2014

Covidien plc. ( COV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 25, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 19, 2014. Shareholders who purchased COV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that COV has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $89.29, the dividend yield is 1.43%.

The previous trading day's last sale of COV was $89.29, representing a -3.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.68 and a 50.9% increase over the 52 week low of $59.17.

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 $3.48. Zacks Investment Research reports COV's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.28%, compared to an industry average of 13.7%.

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 )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Healthcare ETF ( RYH )
  • SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE )
  • Guggenheim Raymond James SB-1 Equity Fund ( RYJ )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ( RSP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYH with an increase of 6.37% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of COV at 7.37%.

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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