Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ( WBA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 11, 2016. 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 $75.53, representing a -22.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $97.30 and a 5.64% increase over the 52 week low of $71.50.
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 $3.98. Zacks Investment Research reports WBA's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 15.24%, compared to an industry average of .4%.
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 )
- Market Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH )
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF - DNQ ( VDC )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
- iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an increase of 5.95% over the last 100 days. PMR has the highest percent weighting of WBA at 5.42%.
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