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Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. (PNY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. ( PNY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PNY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PNY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $32.79, the dividend yield is 3.78%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PNY was $32.79, representing a -7.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.53 and a 7.37% increase over the 52 week low of $30.54.
PNY is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ). PNY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports PNY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.56%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PNY through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PNY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ( PSCU )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOV with an increase of 10.09% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of PNY at 9.94%.