National Fuel Gas Company ( NFG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.395 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased NFG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.6% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $49.71, the dividend yield is 3.18%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NFG was $49.71, representing a -31.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.21 and a 0.51% increase over the 52 week low of $49.46.
NFG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). NFG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$1.56. Zacks Investment Research reports NFG's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -14.36%, compared to an industry average of .9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NFG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NFG as a top-10 holding:
- ProShares Ultra Utilities ( UPW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UPW with an decrease of -12.07% over the last 100 days.