Xcel Energy Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 18, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 20,
2013. Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
3.7% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$29.42, the dividend yield is 3.81%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $29.42,
representing a -7.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.79 and
a 13.85% 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 $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.47%, compared to an
industry average of 3.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:
- N/A (LVOL)
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVD with an increase of
9.63% over the last 100 days. LVOL has the highest percent
weighting of XEL at 2.06%.