Noble Corporation (NE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 02, 2013

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Noble Corporation ( NE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that NE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.5, the dividend yield is 1.39%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NE was $37.5, representing a -9.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.49 and a 30.53% increase over the 52 week low of $28.73.

NE is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras ( PBR ). NE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.17. Zacks Investment Research reports NE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 52.08%, compared to an industry average of 3.9%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund ( IEZ )
  • SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XES with an increase of 14.21% over the last 100 days. IEZ has the highest percent weighting of NE at 3.17%.



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: IEZ , NE , PBR , PTR , XES

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