NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30, 2013


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NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NRG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NRG has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of NRG was $23.59, representing a -2.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.27 and a 65.08% increase over the 52 week low of $14.29.

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 -$.33. Zacks Investment Research reports NRG's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 36.99%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.

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 11.7% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent weighting of NRG at 3.28%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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