Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 15, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.458 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WBA prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.11% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $62.25, the dividend yield is 2.94%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WBA was $62.25, representing a -27.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.31 and a 26.96% increase over the 52 week low of $49.03.
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 $4.3. Zacks Investment Research reports WBA's forecasted earnings growth in 2020 as -.93%, compared to an industry average of -6.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WBA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WBA as a top-10 holding:
- Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO)
- Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF (DJD)
- VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH)
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (RHS)
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples (XLP).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 9.79% over the last 100 days. DIVO has the highest percent weighting of WBA at 5.27%.
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