Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2014

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Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.315 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2014. 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 $64.2, representing a -0.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.71 and a 61.55% increase over the 52 week low of $39.74.

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 $2.85. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.84%, compared to an industry average of 11.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WAG Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WAG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WAG as a top-10 holding:

  • Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ( RTH )
  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 3.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 5.18%.



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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