CVS Corporation (
) 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. (
) and Express Scripts Holding Company (
). 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
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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:
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
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%.