Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 14, 2013
Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.315 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.55% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $59.48, the dividend yield is 2.12%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $59.48, representing a -2.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.87 and a 86.57% increase over the 52 week low of $31.88.
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 $2.56. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.86%, compared to an industry average of 1.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WAG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WAG as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Cons. Staples AlphaDEX ( FXG )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- Guggenheim Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF ( EWRI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRI with an increase of 13.6% over the last 100 days. FXG has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 3.97%.