HealthSouth Corporation ( HLS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 16, 2017. Shareholders who purchased HLS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.17% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $46.14, the dividend yield is 2.17%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HLS was $46.14, representing a -7.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.71 and a 24.8% increase over the 52 week low of $36.97.
HLS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Fresenius Medical Care Corporation ( FMS ) and HCA Healthcare, Inc. ( HCA ). HLS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports HLS's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 1.93%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HLS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HLS as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF ( JKJ )
- iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF ( IWO )
- Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF ( VTWG )
- iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM )
- Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF ( VTWO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VTWG with an increase of 8.08% over the last 100 days. JKJ has the highest percent weighting of HLS at 0.75%.
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