Noble Energy Inc. ( NBL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.14 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NBL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -44% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $77.13, the dividend yield is .73%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NBL was $77.13, representing a -0.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.33 and a 69.14% increase over the 52 week low of $45.60.
NBL is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). NBL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.03. Zacks Investment Research reports NBL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.85%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NBL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NBL as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
- Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
- First Trust ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index Fund ( FCG )
- iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF ( IEO )
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy ( PXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FCG with an increase of 17.09% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of NBL at 5.67%.