CMS Energy Corporation ( CMS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 01, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.357 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 30, 2018. Shareholders who purchased CMS prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CMS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $49.85, the dividend yield is 2.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CMS was $49.85, representing a -3.97% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.91 and a 23.15% increase over the 52 week low of $40.48.
CMS is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). CMS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports CMS's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 7.74%, compared to an industry average of 7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CMS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CMS as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF ( PUI )
- NuShares Enhanced Yield US Aggregate Bond ETF ( NUMV )
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP )
- Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF ( SPLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 10.53% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CMS at 3.79%.
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