Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2014
Health Care REIT, Inc. ( HCN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.795 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HCN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.92% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of HCN was $57.63, representing a -28.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.07 and a 9.93% increase over the 52 week low of $52.43.
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 $.6. Zacks Investment Research reports HCN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.5%, compared to an industry average of 9.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HCN through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HCN as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund ( PSR )
- iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors Index Fund ( ICF )
- iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF ( REZ )
- streetTRACKS Wilshire REIT Index Fund ( RWR )
- Vanguard REIT ETF ( VNQ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSR with an increase of 3.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HCN at 5.95%.