Eli Lilly and Company ( LLY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased LLY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that LLY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $83.51, the dividend yield is 2.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of LLY was $83.51, representing a -7.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.18 and a 38.12% increase over the 52 week low of $60.46.
LLY is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). LLY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports LLY's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 17.75%, compared to an industry average of 4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to LLY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have LLY as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF ( IHE )
- PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
- SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH )
- First Trust Morningstar ETF ( FDL )
- FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund ( RAVI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PJP with an increase of 0.72% over the last 100 days. IHE has the highest percent weighting of LLY at 4.82%.