General Electric Company (GE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 21, 2013

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General Electric Company ( GE ) 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 ( SI ) and Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GE Dividend History page.

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 ( EXI )
  • iShares Trust Morningstar L V I ( JKF )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ ).

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%.



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: EMR , EXI , GE , IYJ , JKF , SI , VIS , XLI

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