Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 30th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.275 per share by the medical instruments supplier on Thursday, January 3rd. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This is a boost from Utah Medical Products’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27.
Utah Medical Products has decreased its dividend by an average of 7.5% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 7 consecutive years.
Shares of NASDAQ:UTMD opened at $90.68 on Friday. Utah Medical Products has a fifty-two week low of $78.95 and a fifty-two week high of $117.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $336.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.77 and a beta of 0.62.
Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter. Utah Medical Products had a net margin of 29.78% and a return on equity of 18.64%. The firm had revenue of $10.39 million during the quarter.
Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Utah Medical Products from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 21st.
In related news, Director Barbara A. Payne sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.79, for a total value of $103,169.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 24,929 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,338,090.91. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 8.80% of the company’s stock.
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About Utah Medical Products
Utah Medical Products, Inc develops, manufactures, and distributes medical devices for the healthcare industry worldwide. The company offers fetal monitoring accessories, vacuum-assisted delivery systems, and other labor and delivery tools; DISPOSA-HOOD, an infant respiratory hood; and DELTRAN PLUS, a blood pressure monitoring system.
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