Stryker Corporation ( SYK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.265 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 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 same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of SYK was $64.57, representing a -3.51% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.92 and a 30.63% increase over the 52 week low of $49.43.
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 $3.39. Zacks Investment Research reports SYK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.46%, compared to an industry average of 6.9%.
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 )
- SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ( XHE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHI with an increase of 14.91% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SYK at 6.45%.