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Walgreen Co. (WAG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 19, 2014

Walgreen Co. ( WAG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 19, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3375 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WAG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $61.75, the dividend yield is 2.19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WAG was $61.75, representing a -19.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.39 and a 32.09% increase over the 52 week low of $46.75.

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 $2.94. Zacks Investment Research reports WAG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 5.77%, compared to an industry average of -5.1%.

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

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 )
  • First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXG with an increase of 6.99% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting of WAG at 5.04%.

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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