Southwest Gas Corporation (SWX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013


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Southwest Gas Corporation ( SWX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.295 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SWX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SWX has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of SWX was $44.91, representing a -2.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.08 and a 15.12% increase over the 52 week low of $39.01.

SWX is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). SWX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports SWX's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 15.36%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCU )
  • SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV )
  • iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IJS with an increase of 6.63% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of SWX at 8.55%.

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: IJS , PSCU , PTR , SLYV , SWX , TOT

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