CVS Corporation (
) 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. (
) and Express Scripts Holding Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF (
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%.