Great Plains Energy Inc (GXP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 27, 2013

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Great Plains Energy Inc ( GXP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2175 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GXP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that GXP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $22.6, the dividend yield is 3.85%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GXP was $22.6, representing a -8.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.65 and a 15.1% increase over the 52 week low of $19.64.

GXP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). GXP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports GXP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 16.83%, compared to an industry average of 2.2%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to GXP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GXP as a top-10 holding:

  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXU with an increase of 4.5% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GXP at 3.81%.



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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