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General Electric Company (GE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 20, 2012

General Electric Company ( GE ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 20, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.19 per share scheduled for January 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.76% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $21.93, the dividend yield is 3.47%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GE was $21.93, representing a -5.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.18 and a 30.61% increase over the 52 week low of $16.79.

GE is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Siemens AG ( SI ) and Emerson Electric Company ( EMR ). GE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports GE's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.29%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GE Dividend History page.

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

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

  • iShares S&P Global Industrials Sector Index Fund ( EXI )
  • iShares Trust Morningstar L V I ( JKF )
  • Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EXI with an increase of 12.8% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GE at 8.93%.

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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