Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/17/13, CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.225, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of CVS's recent stock price of $59.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.38%.
Below is a dividend history chart for CVS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.225 declared by CVS Caremark Corporation:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CVS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CVS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CVS's low point in its 52 week range is $44.33 per share, with $62.36 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $59.30.
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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CVS makes up 5.30% of the Retail ETF (RTH) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Tuesday. In Tuesday trading, CVS Caremark Corporation shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.