Hess Corporation ( HES ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HES stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HES has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $94.31, the dividend yield is 1.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HES was $94.31, representing a -0.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.58 and a 53.8% increase over the 52 week low of $61.32.
HES is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). HES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $12.34. Zacks Investment Research reports HES's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -9.43%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HES through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HES as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
- First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (based onthe Defined ( FTA )
- First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FRAK with an increase of 18.48% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HES at 5.75%.
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