Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.455 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PCG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 17th quarter that PCG has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PCG was $44.71, representing a -7.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.50 and a 13.41% increase over the 52 week low of $39.43.
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 $1.84. Zacks Investment Research reports PCG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.63%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PCG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PCG as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an increase of 4.11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PCG at 3.8%.
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