CVS Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 22, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 04, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $51.76,
representing a -0.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.95 and
a 24.78% increase over the 52 week low of $41.48.
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 $2.94. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 21.03%, compared to an
industry average of 14%.
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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:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples (
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of
9.52% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting
of CVS at 4.58%.