Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 01, 2013

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Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.765 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.38% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $63.28, representing a -0.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.42 and a 20.76% increase over the 52 week low of $52.40.

HCN is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.75. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 3.05%, compared to an industry average of 9.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HCN Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to HCN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCN as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Index Fund ( FTY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 4.89% over the last 100 days. ICF has the highest percent weighting of HCN at 5.32%.



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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