General Electric Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on
April 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 same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of GE was $23.29,
representing a -1.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.55 and a
29.25% increase over the 52 week low of $18.02.
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 $1.29. Zacks Investment Research reports GE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.7%, compared to an industry
average of 3.2%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Industrials ETF (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYJ with an increase of
11.17% over the last 100 days. EXI has the highest percent
weighting of GE at 8.19%.