CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 31, 2013

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CMS Energy Corporation ( CMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CMS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CMS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $28.28, the dividend yield is 3.61%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CMS was $28.28, representing a -5.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.98 and a 25.35% increase over the 52 week low of $22.56.

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 $1.62. Zacks Investment Research reports CMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.39%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.

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:

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 4.66% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CMS at 2.66%.



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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