Sempra Energy (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.63 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $79.85,
representing a -0.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.21 and
a 37.93% increase over the 52 week low of $57.89.
SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (
) and National Grid Transco, PLC (
). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.49. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.65%, compared to an
industry average of 8.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (
- iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of
16.96% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent
weighting of SRE at 3.78%.