Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 03, 2013

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Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) 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. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). 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 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 FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund ( REZ )
  • iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
  • PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
  • streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
  • Wilshire US REIT ( WREI ).

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%.



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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