Exelon Corporation ( EXC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 10, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased EXC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that EXC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of EXC was $32.36, representing a -7.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.10 and a 28.98% increase over the 52 week low of $25.09.
EXC is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXCU ). EXC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.25. Zacks Investment Research reports EXC's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 1.15%, compared to an industry average of 1.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to EXC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EXC as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF - DNQ ( VPU )
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- Guggenheim Insider ETF ( NFO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VPU with an increase of 11.2% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of EXC at 4.75%.