Becton Dickinson (BDX) Raises Quarterly Dividend 2.7% to $0.77; 1.3% Yield

November 19, 2018 4:31 PM EST

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Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.77 per share, or $3.08 annualized. This is a 2.7% increase from the prior dividend of $0.75.

The dividend will be payable on December 31, 2018, to stockholders of record on December 10, 2018, with an ex-dividend date of December 7, 2018.

The annual yield on the dividend is 1.3 percent.

"Fiscal 2018 was a historic year for BD with the successful completion of the acquisition of C. R. Bard. We are extremely proud of our strong fiscal 2018 results, which demonstrate how agile we can be as an organization while executing concurrently on two transformative acquisitions. We enter fiscal 2019 with continued strong momentum and confidence in our ability to execute on our strategy and deliver on our commitments," said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman and CEO. "This is the forty-seventh consecutive fiscal year in which we have raised our dividend. This increase reflects our confidence in our long-term outlook, as well as our ongoing commitment to create value and return capital to our shareholders."

For a dividend history and other dividend-related data on Becton Dickinson (BDX) click here.

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