Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 05, 2013

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Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BTU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 10th quarter that BTU has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of BTU was $25.15, representing a -35.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.96 and a 33.92% increase over the 52 week low of $18.78.

BTU is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton plc ( BBL ) and Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited ( YZC ). BTU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$2.24. Zacks Investment Research reports BTU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -12.78%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.

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:

  • PowerShares Global Coal Portfolio ( PKOL )
  • Market Vectors Coal ETF ( KOL )
  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
  • IQ ARB Global Resources ETF ( GRES ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXN with an increase of 16% over the last 100 days. PKOL has the highest percent weighting of BTU at 7.3%.



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: BBL , BTU , FXN , GRES , KOL , PKOL , YZC

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