CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 01, 2013

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CMS Energy Corporation ( CMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 31, 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $29.75, the dividend yield is 3.43%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CMS was $29.75, representing a -0.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.83 and a 33.35% increase over the 52 week low of $22.31.

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 $1.7. Zacks Investment Research reports CMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.29%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.


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:

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 15.99% 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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Referenced Stocks: CMS , DON , DUK , EXC , RYU , SPLV

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