Xcel Energy Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.27 per share scheduled for January 20, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $27.37, the dividend yield is 3.95%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $27.37,
representing a -8.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.92 and
a 5.92% increase over the 52 week low of $25.84.
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 $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.84%, compared to an
industry average of -.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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:
- Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LVOL)
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is LVOL with an increase of
7.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of XEL at 2.06%.