Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation ( COG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.04 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased COG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 100% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $75.82, the dividend yield is .21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of COG was $75.82, representing a -2.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.07 and a 91.66% increase over the 52 week low of $39.56.
COG is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). COG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.98. Zacks Investment Research reports COG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 129.82%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COG Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to COG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COG as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF ( VOT )
- Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares ( GASL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VOT with an increase of 8.33% over the last 100 days. FRAK has the highest percent weighting of COG at 3.7%.
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