Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ( WBA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2017. Shareholders who purchased WBA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.67% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $81.53, the dividend yield is 1.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WBA was $81.53, representing a -7.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $88 and a 8.45% increase over the 52 week low of $75.18.
WBA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as CVS Health Corporation ( CVS ) and Express Scripts Holding Company ( ESRX ). WBA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.97. Zacks Investment Research reports WBA's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 9.33%, compared to an industry average of -6.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WBA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WBA as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Retail ( PMR )
- VanEck Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ ( VDC )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 2.98% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of WBA at 5.01%.