WellPoint Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Aetna Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (
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%.