Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 30, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PFE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PFE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.1, the dividend yield is 3.46%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFE was $30.1, representing a -8.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.96 and a 8.43% increase over the 52 week low of $27.76.
PFE is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). PFE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.12. Zacks Investment Research reports PFE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.39%, compared to an industry average of .6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PFE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PFE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Pharmaceutical ETF ( IHE )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Health Care ( XLV )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index Fund ( IYH )
- Merrill Lynch Pharmaceutical HOLDRS ( PPH )
- First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund ( FDL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FDL with an increase of 9.16% over the last 100 days. IHE has the highest percent weighting of PFE at 8.59%.
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