NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.66 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NEE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of NEE was $72.75, representing a -0.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.41 and a 23.1% increase over the 52 week low of $59.10.

NEE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). NEE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.56. Zacks Investment Research reports NEE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.82%, compared to an industry average of 1.6%.


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

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

  • Ml Utilities Hldr1240 (UTHYL)
  • iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund ( NUCL )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of 3.38% over the last 100 days. UTHYL has the highest percent weighting of NEE at 8.2%.



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: D , IDU , NEE , NUCL , SO , VPU , XLU

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