Apache Corporation ( APA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 22, 2013. Shareholders who purchased APA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.65% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $72.05, the dividend yield is 1.11%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APA was $72.05, representing a -26.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $98.20 and a 2.17% increase over the 52 week low of $70.52.
APA is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). APA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.91. Zacks Investment Research reports APA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -4.96%, compared to an industry average of -2.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the APA Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to APA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have APA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Inde ( IEO )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
- First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund ( FCG )
- First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXI with an increase of 15.69% over the last 100 days. IEO has the highest percent weighting of APA at 5.57%.
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