Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013

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Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.78 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DUK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.96% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $70.77, the dividend yield is 4.41%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $70.77, representing a -6.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.47 and a 18.68% increase over the 52 week low of $59.63.

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 $2.84. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.12%, compared to an industry average of 3.5%.

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

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 )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund ( NUCL )
  • iShares Global Utilities ETF ( JXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is NUCL with an increase of 6.88% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of DUK at 9.33%.



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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