General Electric Company (GE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2014
General Electric Company ( GE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 25, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.79% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of GE was $25.65, representing a -8.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.09 and a 21.51% increase over the 52 week low of $21.11.
GE is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Siemens AG ( SI ) and Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ). GE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.36. Zacks Investment Research reports GE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.4%, compared to an industry average of -.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GE through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GE as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Global Industrials ETF ( EXI )
- iShares Trust Morningstar L V I ( JKF )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLI with an increase of 9.26% over the last 100 days. EXI has the highest percent weighting of GE at 7.8%.