Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.455 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PCG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that PCG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $41.49, the dividend yield is 4.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PCG was $41.49, representing a -11.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.03 and a 4.77% increase over the 52 week low of $39.60.
PCG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). PCG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.15. Zacks Investment Research reports PCG's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -10.87%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PCG Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to PCG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PCG as a top-10 holding:
- Ml Utilities Hldr1240 ( UTHYL )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
- iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KLD with an increase of 3.48% over the last 100 days. UTHYL has the highest percent weighting of PCG at 6.59%.