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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 14, 2014

Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.78 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DUK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DUK has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $71.76, the dividend yield is 4.35%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $71.76, representing a -4.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.13 and a 11.85% increase over the 52 week low of $64.16.

DUK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Exelon Corporation ( EXC ) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ). DUK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.73. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.9%, compared to an industry average of 2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DUK Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to DUK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have DUK as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • Market Vectors Uranium & Nuclear Energy ETF ( NLR )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
  • iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund ( NUCL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 11.03% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DUK at 9.07%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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