Stryker Corporation ( SYK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.425 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 31, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SYK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.84% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $120.48, the dividend yield is 1.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYK was $120.48, representing a -2.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $123.55 and a 38.99% increase over the 52 week low of $86.68.
SYK is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as 3M Company ( MMM ) and Becton, Dickinson and Company ( BDX ). SYK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.39. Zacks Investment Research reports SYK's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 12.82%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.
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