Walgreen Co. (
) 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 (
) and Express Scripts Holding Company (
). 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%.
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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 Retail (
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX (
- First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (
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%.