Stryker Corporation ( SYK ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.265 per share scheduled for January 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SYK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 24.71% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $55.87, the dividend yield is 1.9%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYK was $55.87, representing a -2.24% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.15 and a 14.91% increase over the 52 week low of $48.62.
SYK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Baxter International Inc. ( BAX ). SYK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.73. Zacks Investment Research reports SYK's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 8.92%, compared to an industry average of 9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SYK Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to SYK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SYK as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WMW with an increase of 13.96% over the last 100 days. IHI has the highest percent weighting of SYK at 6.26%.