Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. ( PTEN ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.05 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PTEN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 17th quarter that PTEN has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PTEN was $24.11, representing a -2.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.64 and a 88.21% increase over the 52 week low of $12.81.
PTEN is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). PTEN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports PTEN's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -24.3%, compared to an industry average of 13%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PTEN Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to PTEN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PTEN as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES )
- First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FNK )
- iShares Morningstar Small Core Index Fund ( JKJ )
- First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX ( FNX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XES with an increase of 18.4% over the last 100 days. FXN has the highest percent weighting of PTEN at 3.76%.
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