Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2014
Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.315 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WAG has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $64.2, representing a -0.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.71 and a 61.55% increase over the 52 week low of $39.74.
WAG is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as CVS Corporation ( CVS ) and Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ). WAG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.85. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.84%, compared to an industry average of 11.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WAG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WAG as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ( RTH )
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 3.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 5.18%.