WellPoint Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Cigna Corporation (
). 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
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 (
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%.