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WellPoint Inc. (WLP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 06, 2014

WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4375 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 25, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WLP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $108.63, the dividend yield is 1.61%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WLP was $108.63, representing a -1.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.03 and a 44.8% increase over the 52 week low of $75.02.

WLP is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). WLP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.69. Zacks Investment Research reports WLP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .29%, compared to an industry average of .1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WLP Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

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

  • iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
  • SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG )
  • First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX ( FXH )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Value ETF ( RPV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RPV with an increase of 8.07% over the last 100 days. IHF has the highest percent weighting of WLP at 7.44%.

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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