CVS Corporation (CVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 19, 2013

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CVS Corporation ( CVS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CVS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 38.46% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $57.21, the dividend yield is 1.57%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $57.21, representing a -1.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $58.29 and a 32.8% increase over the 52 week low of $43.08.

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 $3.03. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.61%, compared to an industry average of 17%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CVS Dividend History page.

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of 22.58% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of CVS at 5.19%.



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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