Protective Life Corporation (PL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 22, 2013


Protective Life Corporation ( PL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $38.71, the dividend yield is 2.07%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PL was $38.71, representing a -1.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.32 and a 56.91% increase over the 52 week low of $24.67.

PL is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and MetLife, Inc. ( MET ). PL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.43. Zacks Investment Research reports PL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.7%, compared to an industry average of 7.4%.

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

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

  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF ( RFV )
  • First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ( FXO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 23.63% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PL at 2.44%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: FXO , KIE , LFC , MET , PL , RFV

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