Zimmer Holdings, Inc. ( ZMH ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share scheduled for January 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ZMH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ZMH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $68.24, the dividend yield is 1.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ZMH was $68.24, representing a -1.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.09 and a 36.89% increase over the 52 week low of $49.85.
ZMH is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ( ISRG ) and Johnson Controls, Inc. ( JCI ). ZMH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.28. Zacks Investment Research reports ZMH's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 9.94%, compared to an industry average of 9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ZMH Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to ZMH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ZMH as a top-10 holding:
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund ( IHI )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Core Index Fund ( JKG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WMW with an increase of 14.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ZMH at 5.53%.