Duke Energy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.765 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DUK stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that DUK has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $69,
representing a -3% decrease from the 52 week high of $71.14 and a
15.71% 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 $3.16. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -2.76%, compared to an
industry average of 3.8%.
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 (
- Ml Utilities Hldr1240 (UTHYL)
- iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
1.11% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting
of DUK at 9.48%.