Sempra Energy (SRE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 26, 2013


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Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.63 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $80.23, the dividend yield is 3.14%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $80.23, representing a -5.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.85 and a 25.61% increase over the 52 week low of $63.87.

SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) and National Grid Transco, PLC ( NGG ). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.24. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.14%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.

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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 4.04% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 3.74%.

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

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