Health Care REIT, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 03, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.765 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 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 same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $75.06, the dividend yield is 4.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $75.06,
representing a -0.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.45 and
a 40.27% increase over the 52 week low of $53.51.
HCN is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). HCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.95. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.77%, compared to an
industry average of 7.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to HCN through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund (
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund (
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund (
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund (
- Wilshire US REIT (
The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of
18.4% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting
of HCN at 7.88%.