FirstEnergy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 05, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FE stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This marks the 10th quarter that FE has paid the same dividend. At
the current stock price of $38.25, the dividend yield is 5.75%.
The previous trading day's last sale of FE was $38.25,
representing a -23.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.26 and
a 7.87% increase over the 52 week low of $35.46.
FE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Southern Company (
) and NextEra Energy, Inc. (
). FE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.58. Zacks Investment Research reports FE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.16%, compared to an
industry average of 5.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to FE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have FE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of
10.11% over the last 100 days. NUCL has the highest percent
weighting of FE at 4.74%.