Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 14, 2014

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Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.78 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DUK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DUK has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $71.76, the dividend yield is 4.35%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $71.76, representing a -4.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.13 and a 11.85% increase over the 52 week low of $64.16.

DUK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Exelon Corporation ( EXC ) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ). DUK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.73. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.9%, compared to an industry average of 2%.


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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • Market Vectors Uranium & Nuclear Energy ETF ( NLR )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund ( NUCL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 11.03% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DUK at 9.07%.



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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