MEDIFAST INC ( MED ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased MED prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $30.38, the dividend yield is .82%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MED was $30.38, representing a -11.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $34.25 and a 16.22% increase over the 52 week low of $26.14.
MED is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as The Kraft Heinz Company ( KHC ) and Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ). MED's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.05. Zacks Investment Research reports MED's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -7.94%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MED through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MED as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund ( EUSC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EUSC with an decrease of -7.87% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MED at 1.52%.
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