NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 30, 2013
NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NRG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $27.67, the dividend yield is 1.73%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NRG was $27.67, representing a -5.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.19 and a 46.95% increase over the 52 week low of $18.83.
NRG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). NRG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.11. Zacks Investment Research reports NRG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 117.5%, compared to an industry average of 5.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NRG Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to NRG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NRG as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
- ALPS GS Risk Adjusted Return U.S. Large Cap Index ETF ( GSRA )
- SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF ( RSCO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RSCO with an increase of 12.13% over the last 100 days. FXU has the highest percent weighting of NRG at 3.89%.