Meridian Bioscience Inc. ( VIVO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 31, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased VIVO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that VIVO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.13, the dividend yield is 3.97%.
The previous trading day's last sale of VIVO was $20.13, representing a -27.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $27.72 and a 5.17% increase over the 52 week low of $19.14.
VIVO is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. ( IDXX ) and Alere Inc. ( ALR ). VIVO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.85. Zacks Investment Research reports VIVO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -5.31%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.