Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.855 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 16, 2017. 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 $78.69, representing a -10.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $87.75 and a 8.78% increase over the 52 week low of $72.34.
DUK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Exelon Corporation ( EXCU ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). DUK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.14. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 3.21%, compared to an industry average of -3.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DUK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DUK as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 0.66% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DUK at 3.02%.