Xcel Energy Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 18, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 20,
2014. Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
7.14% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $30.52,
representing a -3.99% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.79 and
a 13.46% increase over the 52 week low of $26.90.
XEL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Duke Energy Corporation (
) and Exelon Corporation (
). XEL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $1.91. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.94%, compared to an
industry average of .3%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (
- iShares MSCI USA Size Factor (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SIZE with an increase of
14.96% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent
weighting of XEL at 2.97%.