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WellPoint Inc. (WLP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012

WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2875 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased WLP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WLP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $55.9, the dividend yield is 2.06%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $55.9, representing a -25.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $74.73 and a 6.45% increase over the 52 week low of $52.52.

WLP is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Cigna Corporation ( CI ). WLP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.58. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 6.3%, compared to an industry average of -7.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to WLP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have WLP as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 2.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 6%.

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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