NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $64.66 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for WellPoint has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. WellPoint has a market cap of $24.14 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. WellPoint, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. The company offers various network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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