CVS Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 21, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 03, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $68.13,
representing a -5.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.99 and
a 35.68% increase over the 52 week low of $50.21.
CVS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as Express Scripts Holding Company (
) and Walgreen Co. (
). CVS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.6. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.15%, compared to an
industry average of 10.8%.
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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 (
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXLG with an increase of
11.93% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent
weighting of CVS at 5.54%.