WellPoint Inc. (WLP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 08, 2014

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WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4375 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 25, 2014. 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 $118.01, the dividend yield is 1.48%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $118.01, representing a -0.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $119.05 and a 44.87% increase over the 52 week low of $81.46.

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 $7.61. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.66%, compared to an industry average of -1.3%.

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 )
  • SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
  • SPDR MFS Systematic Core Equity ETF ( SYE )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXH with an increase of 17% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 6.71%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Referenced Symbols: UNH , IHF , SYV , SYE , FXH ,

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