Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 17, 2013

By
A A A

Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WAG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $50.03, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $50.03, representing a -0.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.50 and a 75.36% 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 $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 20.57%, compared to an industry average of 5.4%.


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 Retail ( PMR )
  • First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
  • First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an increase of 21.21% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 5.45%.



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.




This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks


NASDAQ.com News

NASDAQ.com News

More from NASDAQ.com News:

Related Videos

Stocks

Referenced

Most Active by Volume

68,853,766
  • $118.44 ▼ 2.36%
61,047,221
  • $17.77 ▼ 0.62%
55,265,190
  • $5.15 ▲ 9.11%
47,185,180
  • $3.34 ▼ 0.89%
46,405,343
  • $29.27 ▼ 5.61%
42,115,780
  • $6.35 ▼ 6.62%
32,667,352
  • $19 ▲ 2.65%
32,024,414
  • $25.87 ▼ 0.88%
As of 8/3/2015, 04:15 PM

Find a Credit Card

Select a credit card product by:
Select an offer:
Search
Data Provided by BankRate.com