Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.44048 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 23, 2016. Shareholders who purchased FMS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.61% increase over the prior year.
The previous trading day's last sale of FMS was $42.83, representing a -6.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.85 and a 16.1% increase over the 52 week low of $36.89.
FMS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and DaVita healthCare Partners Inc. ( DVA ). FMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.72. Zacks Investment Research reports FMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 18.05%, compared to an industry average of 13.6%.