Cleco Corporation (CNL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 01, 2013


Cleco Corporation ( CNL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3375 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CNL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CNL has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of CNL was $42.52, representing a -6.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.30 and a 13.33% increase over the 52 week low of $37.52.

CNL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). CNL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.83. Zacks Investment Research reports CNL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -3.95%, compared to an industry average of 2.7%.

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

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

  • N/A (SLVY)
  • iShares Morningstar Small Core Index Fund ( JKJ )
  • Vanguard Scottsdale Funds Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF ( VTWV )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN )
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund ( IWM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWN with an increase of 11.76% over the last 100 days. SLVY has the highest percent weighting of CNL at 2.25%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CNL , D , IWM , IWN , JKJ , SO , VTWV

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