FirstEnergy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.36 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01,
2014. Shareholders who purchased FE stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
-34.55% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $33.88, the dividend yield is 4.25%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FE was $33.88,
representing a -27.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.68 and
a 12.56% increase over the 52 week low of $30.10.
FE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). FE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.94. Zacks Investment Research reports FE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -13.82%, compared to an
industry average of .3%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to FE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FE as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund (
- SPDR S&P Global Dividend (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of
14.85% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of FE at 2.98%.