AGL Resources, Inc. ( GAS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.51 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased GAS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.08% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of GAS was $54.1, representing a -6.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.75 and a 19.43% increase over the 52 week low of $45.30.
GAS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ) and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ). GAS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.6. Zacks Investment Research reports GAS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 57.14%, compared to an industry average of -7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GAS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GAS as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF ( SCHM )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV )
- Schwab U.S. Large Cap ETF ( SCHX )
- Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF ( SCHB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 6.36% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GAS at 2.86%.
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