General Electric Company (GE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 19, 2013
General Electric Company ( GE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that GE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.45, the dividend yield is 3.11%.
The previous trading day's last sale of GE was $24.45, representing a -2% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.95 and a 23.05% increase over the 52 week low of $19.87.
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 $1.35. Zacks Investment Research reports GE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.16%, compared to an industry average of 2.7%.
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 VIS with an increase of 14.71% over the last 100 days. EXI has the highest percent weighting of GE at 8.06%.