Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.928 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2019. Shareholders who purchased DUK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that DUK has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $90.23, representing a -1.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.35 and a 25.39% increase over the 52 week low of $71.96.
DUK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Exelon Corporation ( EXC ) and Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated ( PEG ). DUK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.1. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 3.86%, compared to an industry average of 8.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DUK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DUK as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- VanEck Vectors Uranium & Nuclear Energy ETF ( NLR )
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY )
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 2.59% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DUK at 8.74%.