Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ( WBA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.44 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WBA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WBA has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of WBA was $71.56, representing a -17.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.31 and a 21.14% increase over the 52 week low of $59.07.
WBA is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as CVS Health Corporation ( CVS ) and Chemed Corp. ( CHE ). WBA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.44. Zacks Investment Research reports WBA's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 8.28%, compared to an industry average of -4.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WBA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WBA as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
- First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF ( EDOW )
- iShares Trust ( VLUE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLP with an decrease of -0.69% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting of WBA at 5.67%.
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