HealthSouth Corporation ( HLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HLS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.52% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $38.66, the dividend yield is 2.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HLS was $38.66, representing a -20.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.37 and a 7.87% increase over the 52 week low of $35.84.
HLS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as HCA Holdings, Inc. ( HCA ) and Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ). HLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.85. Zacks Investment Research reports HLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -.98%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.
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