Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2013

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Murphy Oil Corporation ( MUR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3125 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MUR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.64% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $62.93, the dividend yield is 1.99%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MUR was $62.93, representing a -3.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.91 and a 45.37% increase over the 52 week low of $43.29.

MUR is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). MUR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.38. Zacks Investment Research reports MUR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -11.66%, compared to an industry average of 2.8%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
  • PowerShares Global Emerging Markets Infrastructure ( PXR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXI with an increase of 16.03% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of MUR at 5.28%.



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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