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According to DividendChannel.com, on 8/17/11, Walgreen Co. (WAG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.225, payable on 9/12/11. As a percentage of WAG's recent stock price of $35.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%.

Below is a dividend history chart for WAG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.225 declared by Walgreen Co.:

WAG Dividend History
Date Div*
05/18/11 0.175
02/16/11 0.175
11/10/10 0.175
08/17/10 0.175
05/18/10 0.138
02/16/10 0.138
11/12/09 0.138
08/19/09 0.138
05/19/09 0.113
02/13/09 0.113
11/13/08 0.113
08/18/08 0.113
05/19/08 0.095
02/14/08 0.095
11/07/07 0.095
08/16/07 0.095
05/16/07 0.078
02/14/07 0.078
11/09/06 0.078
08/16/06 0.078
05/17/06 0.065
02/15/06 0.065
11/09/05 0.065
08/17/05 0.065
05/18/05 0.053
02/16/05 0.053
11/10/04 0.053
08/18/04 0.053
05/19/04 0.043
02/17/04 0.043
11/13/03 0.043
08/18/03 0.043
05/19/03 0.038
02/13/03 0.038
11/14/02 0.038
08/16/02 0.036
05/17/02 0.036
02/13/02 0.036
11/14/01 0.036
08/15/01 0.035
05/16/01 0.035
02/14/01 0.035
11/09/00 0.035
08/16/00 0.034
05/17/00 0.034
02/16/00 0.034
11/10/99 0.034
08/18/99 0.033
05/19/99 0.032
02/18/99 0.032
11/12/98 0.033
08/19/98 0.031
05/20/98 0.031
02/18/98 0.031
11/13/97 0.031
08/19/97 0.030
05/20/97 0.030
02/19/97 0.030
11/07/96 0.030
08/19/96 0.028
05/20/96 0.028
02/20/96 0.028
11/09/95 0.028
08/18/95 0.025
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WAG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.55% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WAG makes up 6.95% of the Retail HOLDRS ETF (RTH) which is trading higher by about 0.2% on the day Monday.

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WAG operates in the Grocery & Drug Stores sector, among companies like CVS Caremark (CVS) which is up about 1.4% today, and Rite Aid (RAD) trading up about 1.4% as well.

In Monday trading, Walgreen Co. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.


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