Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 18, 2013

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Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) 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 ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). 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 XEL Dividend History page.

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 ( SPLV )
  • First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund ( FVD ).

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%.



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: DUK , EXC , FVD , SPLV , XEL

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