AGL Resources, Inc. (GAS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013


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AGL Resources, Inc. ( GAS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GAS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.17% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $43.22, the dividend yield is 4.35%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GAS was $43.22, representing a -2.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.32 and a 18.12% increase over the 52 week low of $36.59.

GAS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). GAS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.51. Zacks Investment Research reports GAS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.3%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to GAS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GAS as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund ( EWP )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio ( SPHD )
  • PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY )
  • Direxion S&P 500 DRRC Volatility Response Shares ( VSPY ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of 14.26% over the last 100 days. EWP has the highest percent weighting of GAS at 3.18%.

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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