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Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 02, 2013

By: News
Posted: 8/1/2013 9:00:00 AM

Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.765 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HCN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that HCN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $64.49, the dividend yield is 4.74%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $64.49, representing a -19.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.07 and a 14.18% increase over the 52 week low of $56.48.

HCN is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). HCN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.97. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.26%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HCN Dividend History page.

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is WREI with an increase of 1% over the last 100 days. REZ has the highest percent weighting of HCN at 8.13%.