CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2013

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CMS Energy Corporation ( CMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CMS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.25% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of CMS was $25.83, representing a -0.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.93 and a 22.3% increase over the 52 week low of $21.12.

CMS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). CMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.32. Zacks Investment Research reports CMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 6.58%, compared to an industry average of 6%.

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

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

  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DON with an increase of 7.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CMS at 0.86%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: CMS , DON , DUK , EXC

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