Sempra Energy (SRE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 25, 2013

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Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 25, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.63 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SRE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $88.03, the dividend yield is 2.86%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $88.03, representing a -1.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.46 and a 37.83% 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 $3.97. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.1%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SRE Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 7.49% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 4%.



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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