Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 10, 2013

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Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.085 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 04, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BTU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 11th quarter that BTU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.9, the dividend yield is 1.63%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BTU was $20.9, representing a -30.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.89 and a 14.71% increase over the 52 week low of $18.22.

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 -$2.96. Zacks Investment Research reports BTU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -81.62%, compared to an industry average of -9.7%.

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 12.13% 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 , CNX , FXN , GRES , KOL

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