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CVS Health Corporation (CVS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 21, 2014

CVS Health Corporation ( CVS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CVS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CVS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $79.96, the dividend yield is 1.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CVS was $79.96, representing a -4.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $83.45 and a 32.8% increase over the 52 week low of $60.21.

CVS is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) and Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ). CVS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.08. Zacks Investment Research reports CVS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 12.13%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CVS Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to CVS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have CVS as a top-10 holding:

  • Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS ( RTH )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Index Fund ( IYC )
  • iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF ( KXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 4.3% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CVS at 7.28%.

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


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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