DENTSPLY International Inc. ( XRAY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 22, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.0725 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 08, 2016. Shareholders who purchased XRAY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that XRAY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $59.63, the dividend yield is .49%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XRAY was $59.63, representing a -6.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.45 and a 20.66% increase over the 52 week low of $49.42.
XRAY is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Stryker Corporation ( SYK ). XRAY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.94. Zacks Investment Research reports XRAY's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 4.34%, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.
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