Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 10, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 27,
2014. Shareholders who purchased PTEN stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of PTEN was $29.56,
representing a -3.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.67 and
a 56.98% increase over the 52 week low of $18.83.
PTEN is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies
such as PetroChina Company Limited (
) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. (
). PTEN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.28. Zacks Investment Research reports PTEN's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -6.7%, compared to an
industry average of 5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to PTEN through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PTEN as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment &
Services ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RFG with an increase of
13.35% over the last 100 days. XES has the highest percent
weighting of PTEN at 2.52%.