DENTSPLY International Inc. ( XRAY ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 26, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.055 per share scheduled for January 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased XRAY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that XRAY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $40.4, the dividend yield is .54%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XRAY was $40.4, representing a -2.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.38 and a 16.19% increase over the 52 week low of $34.77.
XRAY is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). XRAY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.58. Zacks Investment Research reports XRAY's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 9.74%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the XRAY Dividend History page.