Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WAG has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $41.4, representing a -0.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.61 and a 45.11% increase over the 52 week low of $28.53.

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 $2.22. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 20.84%, compared to an industry average of 13.5%.

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:

  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY )
  • N/A (CNTR).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of 10.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 3.66%.



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 , FXG , PSL , RHS , SDY , WAG

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