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Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (PTEN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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