CVS Corporation (CVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 17, 2014

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CVS Corporation ( CVS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 17, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CVS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 22.22% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $73.44, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $73.44, representing a -3.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.36 and a 31.94% increase over the 52 week low of $55.66.

CVS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) and Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ). CVS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.75. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.72%, compared to an industry average of 14.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CVS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to CVS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CVS as a top-10 holding:

  • Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ( RTH )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KXI with an increase of 0.46% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting of CVS at 6.92%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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