Wisconsin Energy Corporation (WEC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 10, 2013

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Wisconsin Energy Corporation ( WEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WEC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $43.83, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WEC was $43.83, representing a -2.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $45 and a 21.71% increase over the 52 week low of $36.01.

WEC is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). WEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.37. Zacks Investment Research reports WEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.29%, compared to an industry average of 6.1%.

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

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

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SPLV with an increase of 14.42% over the last 100 days. RYU has the highest percent weighting of WEC at 2.66%.



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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Referenced Stocks: DEF , DUK , EXC , RYU , SPLV , WEC

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