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

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WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) 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 ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). 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%.


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 )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Heathcare ( PTH )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG ).

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%.



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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