CVS Corporation (
) 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. (
) and Express Scripts Holding Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
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%.