CVS Corporation (CVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 21, 2014

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CVS Corporation ( CVS ) 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 ( ESRX ) and Walgreen Co. ( WAG ). 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%.

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 )
  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG ).

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%.

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