Zoetis Inc. ( ZTS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.072 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ZTS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ZTS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $33.07, the dividend yield is .87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ZTS was $33.07, representing a -0.84% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.35 and a 17.54% increase over the 52 week low of $28.14.
ZTS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) and Novartis AG ( NVS ). ZTS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.05. Zacks Investment Research reports ZTS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.9%, compared to an industry average of 5.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ZTS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ZTS as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF ( CSD )
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Growth Index Fund ( JKH ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is CZA with an increase of 5.46% over the last 100 days. CSD has the highest percent weighting of ZTS at 4.59%.