BCE, Inc. (BCE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2013


BCE, Inc. ( BCE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5476 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BCE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -2.87% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $43.99, the dividend yield is 4.98%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BCE was $43.99, representing a -8.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.06 and a 13.61% increase over the 52 week low of $38.72.

BCE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. ( CHL ) and Vodafone Group Plc ( VOD ). BCE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.77. Zacks Investment Research reports BCE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.57%, compared to an industry average of .3%.

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

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

  • PowerShares MENA Frontier Countries Portfolio ( PMNA ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PMNA with an increase of 8.63% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCE at 2.46%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: BCE , CHL , PMNA , VOD

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