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

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WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $61.88, representing a -17.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.73 and a 17.83% 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 Cigna Corporation ( CI ). WLP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.13. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.85%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXH with an increase of 7.67% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 6.55%.



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: CI , FXH , IHF , UNH , WLP

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