FirstEnergy Corporation (FE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 05, 2013

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FirstEnergy Corporation ( FE ) 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 ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). 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 FE Dividend History page.

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 ( NUCL )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio ( SPHD ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: FE , NEE , NUCL , PUI , SO , SPHD

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