Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. ( EOC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 22, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.220622 per share. Shareholders who purchased EOC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -68.94% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $44.04, the dividend yield is 2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EOC was $44.04, representing a -18.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.02 and a 15.11% increase over the 52 week low of $38.26.
EOC is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). EOC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.22. Zacks Investment Research reports EOC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.47%, compared to an industry average of -3.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EOC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EOC as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim Frontier Markets ETF ( FRN )
- iShares S&P Global Clean Energy Index Fund ( ICLN )
- EGShares Utilities GEMS Exchange Traded Fund (UGEM)
- iShares S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund ( EMIF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is ICLN with an increase of 19.91% over the last 100 days. FRN has the highest percent weighting of EOC at 6.21%.
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