NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 29, 2013

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NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NRG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $27.98, the dividend yield is 1.72%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NRG was $27.98, representing a -0.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.17 and a 90.99% increase over the 52 week low of $14.65.

NRG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). NRG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.21. Zacks Investment Research reports NRG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 125.36%, compared to an industry average of 5.2%.


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

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

  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • SPDR DJ Wilshire Mid Cap ETF ( EMM )
  • Rydex ETF Trust ( RSP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EMM with an increase of 14.87% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent weighting of NRG at 3.7%.



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 , EMM , FXU , NRG , RSP , RYU , SO

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