Shire plc ( SHPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.894 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 24, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SHPG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 485.46% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SHPG was $134.68, representing a -29.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $192.15 and a 8.85% increase over the 52 week low of $123.73.
SHPG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and TiGenix ( TIG ). SHPG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $14.05. Zacks Investment Research reports SHPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as .52%, compared to an industry average of 12.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SHPG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SHPG as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PID ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PID with an decrease of -1.73% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SHPG at 0.25%.
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