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Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (EOC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 16, 2013

By: News
Posted: 1/14/2013 9:00:00 AM

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. ( EOC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 16, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1919 per share Shareholders who purchased EOC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -86.06% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $49.54, the dividend yield is 1.55%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EOC was $49.54, representing a -11.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.96 and a 11.25% increase over the 52 week low of $44.53.

EOC is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). EOC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports EOC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -13.88%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EOC Dividend History page.

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is ICLN with an increase of 10.41% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of EOC at 6.39%.