Entergy Corporation ( ETR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.83 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased ETR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 18th quarter that ETR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $72.68, the dividend yield is 4.57%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ETR was $72.68, representing a -11.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.48 and a 20.69% increase over the 52 week low of $60.22.
ETR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). ETR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.45. Zacks Investment Research reports ETR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 14.55%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ETR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ETR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P Global Nuclear Index Fund ( NUCL )
- First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ( FXU )
- iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund ( DVY )
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
- ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF ( SDOG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SDOG with an increase of 6.35% over the last 100 days. NUCL has the highest percent weighting of ETR at 5.03%.
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