NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $1.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased NEE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12.61% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of NEE was $187.88, representing a -0.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $189.39 and a 24.14% increase over the 52 week low of $151.34.
NEE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ) and Southern Company ( SO ). NEE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $13.95. Zacks Investment Research reports NEE's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 9.02%, compared to an industry average of 6.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NEE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NEE as a top-10 holding:
- Eaton Vance NextShares Trust ( EVGBC )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP )
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 7.65% over the last 100 days. EVGBC has the highest percent weighting of NEE at 111%.