Walgreen Co. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 16, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.315 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 14.55% increase over the prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $50.46, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $50.46,
representing a -2.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.62 and
a 58.28% increase over the 52 week low of $31.88.
WAG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes
companies such as CVS Corporation (
) and Express Scripts Holding Company (
). WAG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.26. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.6%, compared to an
industry average of .9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to WAG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WAG as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (
- First Trust DB Strategic Value Index Fund (FDV)
- PowerShares Dividend Achievers (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FDV with an increase of
15.95% over the last 100 days. PSL has the highest percent
weighting of WAG at 2.54%.