Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( QCOR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased QCOR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $66.73, the dividend yield is 1.8%.
The previous trading day's last sale of QCOR was $66.73, representing a -10.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.76 and a 209.94% increase over the 52 week low of $21.53.
QCOR is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Pfizer, Inc. ( PFE ). QCOR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.71. Zacks Investment Research reports QCOR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 52.06%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to QCOR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have QCOR as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCH )
- SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF ( XPH )
- PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ( PJP )
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Growth Index Fund ( IJT )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 G ( SLYG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCH with an increase of 19.53% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of QCOR at 5.56%.
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