Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 16, 2013

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Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) 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 ( CVS ) and Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ). 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 dates, visit the WAG Dividend History page.

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 ( PSL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • First Trust DB Strategic Value Index Fund (FDV)
  • PowerShares Dividend Achievers ( PFM ).

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%.



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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Referenced Stocks: CVS , ESRX , PFM , PSL , RHS , WAG

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