WellPoint Inc. (WLP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2014

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WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4375 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 25, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WLP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $90.81, representing a -3.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.36 and a 47.3% increase over the 52 week low of $61.65.

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 $8.18. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -1.91%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLP Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 15.38% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 6.28%.



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: WLP , UNH , AET , IHF , RPV

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