Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29,
2013. Shareholders who purchased PTEN stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 17th quarter that PTEN has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PTEN was $24.11,
representing a -2.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.64 and
a 88.21% increase over the 52 week low of $12.81.
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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports PTEN's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -24.3%, compared to an
industry average of 13%.
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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:
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund (
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment &
Services ETF (
- First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (
- iShares Morningstar Small Core Index Fund (
- First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XES with an increase of
18.4% over the last 100 days. FXN has the highest percent weighting
of PTEN at 3.76%.