Pacific Gas & Electric Co. ( PCG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 29, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased PCG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PCG has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PCG was $67.19, representing a -1.61% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.29 and a 19.15% increase over the 52 week low of $56.39.
PCG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXCU ). PCG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.76. Zacks Investment Research reports PCG's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -2.32%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PCG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PCG as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Uranium & Nuclear Energy ETF ( NLR )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF - DNQ ( VPU )
- PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio ( PUI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 6.51% over the last 100 days. NLR has the highest percent weighting of PCG at 7.55%.