Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2018

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Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 20, 2019. Shareholders who purchased XEL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $48.61, the dividend yield is 3.13%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $48.61, representing a -10.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.11 and a 17.1% increase over the 52 week low of $41.51.

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 $2.42. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 7.5%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.

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:

  • John Hancock Multifactor Utilities ETF ( JHMU )
  • Invesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF ( PUI )
  • Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
  • First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 0.79% over the last 100 days. JHMU has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 5.07%.

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