CVS Corporation (CVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 17, 2013

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CVS Corporation ( CVS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CVS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CVS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $59.06, the dividend yield is 1.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $59.06, representing a -5.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.36 and a 33.23% increase over the 52 week low of $44.33.

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 $3.37. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.85%, compared to an industry average of .9%.

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:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYC with an increase of 6.32% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of CVS at 4.81%.



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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