Duke Energy Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (
). 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
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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 (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund (
- iShares Global Utilities ETF (
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%.