General Electric Company (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.19 per share scheduled for January 25, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased GE stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
11.76% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $21.93, the dividend yield is 3.47%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GE was $21.93,
representing a -5.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.18 and
a 30.61% increase over the 52 week low of $16.79.
GE is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such
as Siemens AG (
) and Emerson Electric Company (
). GE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports GE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.29%, compared to an
industry average of 7.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to GE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Industrials Sector Index Fund (
- iShares Trust Morningstar L V I (
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EXI with an increase of
12.8% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of GE at 8.93%.