FirstEnergy Corporation (FE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 03, 2013


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FirstEnergy Corporation ( FE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 03, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.55 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased FE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that FE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $46.28, the dividend yield is 4.75%.

The previous trading day's last sale of FE was $46.28, representing a -9.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.14 and a 20.96% increase over the 52 week low of $38.26.

FE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). FE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.84. Zacks Investment Research reports FE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -10.57%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.

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 )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VPU with an increase of 16.14% over the last 100 days. NUCL has the highest percent weighting of FE at 5.05%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: D , FE , IDU , NUCL , PUI , SO , VPU , XLU

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