Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 06, 2013

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Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BTU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that BTU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $16.12, the dividend yield is 2.11%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BTU was $16.12, representing a -45.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.84 and a 12.41% increase over the 52 week low of $14.34.

BTU is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton plc ( BBL ) and CONSOL Energy Inc. ( CNX ). BTU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$3.32. Zacks Investment Research reports BTU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -89.92%, compared to an industry average of -16.5%.

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

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

  • Market Vectors Coal ETF ( KOL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KOL with an decrease of -23.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BTU at 6.72%.



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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