Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc. ( SNN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SNN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -35.8% decrease from the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SNN was $61.36, representing a -2.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.19 and a 20.93% increase over the 52 week low of $50.74.
SNN is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ( ISRG ). SNN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.04. Zacks Investment Research reports SNN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.64%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.