FirstEnergy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 05, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FE stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 8th quarter that FE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of FE was $40.49,
representing a -20.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.14 and
a 3.34% increase over the 52 week low of $39.18.
FE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Southern Company (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). FE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.42. Zacks Investment Research reports FE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -7.89%, compared to an
industry average of 6%.
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 (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
1.87% over the last 100 days. NUCL has the highest percent
weighting of FE at 4.92%.