ENSCO plc (ESV) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 07, 2013


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ENSCO plc ( ESV ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ESV stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of ESV was $58.32, representing a -11.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.82 and a 40.09% increase over the 52 week low of $41.63.

ESV is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). ESV's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.04. Zacks Investment Research reports ESV's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 24.14%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund ( IEZ )
  • First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI )
  • First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA )
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FVI with an increase of 16.74% over the last 100 days. IEZ has the highest percent weighting of ESV at 4.51%.

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