WellPoint Inc. (WLP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 06, 2013

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WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WLP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30.43% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $77.44, the dividend yield is 1.94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $77.44, representing a -2.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.60 and a 47.46% increase over the 52 week low of $52.52.

WLP is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). WLP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.49. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.05%, compared to an industry average of 14.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLP Dividend History page.

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 19.15% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 6.84%.



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: AET , FTA , FXH , IHF , RPV , UNH , WLP

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