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Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 12/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: DUK;EXC;SIZE;XEL

Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $28.21, the dividend yield is 3.97%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $28.21, representing a -11.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.79 and a 8.13% increase over the 52 week low of $26.09.

XEL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). XEL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.9. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.77%, compared to an industry average of .2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the XEL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:

The top-performing ETF of this group is SIZE with an decrease of 0% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 0.52%.