PPL Corporation (PPL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2013


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PPL Corporation ( PPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3675 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PPL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.08% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of PPL was $30.82, representing a -0.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.95 and a 15.52% increase over the 52 week low of $26.68.

PPL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). PPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.6. Zacks Investment Research reports PPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.3%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.

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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VPU with an increase of 3.71% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of PPL at 3.84%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: D , FXU , IDU , PPL , PUI , SO , VPU , XLU

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