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%.