WellPoint Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Aetna Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (
- First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe
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%.