WellPoint Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 06, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WLP stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 3rd quarter that WLP has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $87.38, the dividend yield is 1.72%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $87.38,
representing a -2.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $90 and a
62.75% increase over the 52 week low of $53.69.
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 $9.19. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.59%, compared to an
industry average of 5.7%.
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF (
- First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX (
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of
10.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WLP at 7.17%.