Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 17, 2013


Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $27.64, the dividend yield is 4.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $27.64, representing a -13.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.79 and a 6.97% 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 $1.98. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.51%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the XEL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ( SIZE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SIZE with an decrease of 0% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 0.54%.

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 , SIZE , XEL

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