HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 29, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 27, 2019. Shareholders who purchased HCA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HCA has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $138.9, the dividend yield is 1.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCA was $138.9, representing a -5.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $147.42 and a 25.92% increase over the 52 week low of $110.31.
HCA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and Encompass Health Corporation (EHC). HCA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.99. Zacks Investment Research reports HCA's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 7.74%, compared to an industry average of -2.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HCA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF (IHF)
- iShares Trust (IBHB)
- iShares Trust (IBHE)
- iShares Trust (IBHA)
- Vanguard Wellington Fund (VFVA).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 12.85% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HCA at 4.21%.
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