The AES Corporation (AES) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30, 2014
The AES Corporation ( AES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AES stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AES was $13.97, representing a -10.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $15.54 and a 31.05% increase over the 52 week low of $10.66.
AES is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). AES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.65. Zacks Investment Research reports AES's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.46%, compared to an industry average of -4.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AES through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AES as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- RevenueShares Large Cap ( RWL )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG )
- Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Company Index ETF ( FNDX )
- Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF ( FNDB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SCHG with an increase of 9.93% over the last 100 days. RYU has the highest percent weighting of AES at 2.76%.