Hess Corporation (HES) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 12, 2013


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Hess Corporation ( HES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HES stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 150% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $77.79, the dividend yield is 1.29%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HES was $77.79, representing a -0.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.34 and a 61.39% increase over the 52 week low of $48.20.

HES is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). HES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.46. Zacks Investment Research reports HES's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.92%, compared to an industry average of 3.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HES Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
  • PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FRAK with an increase of 16.98% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HES at 6.2%.

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