Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. ( PNY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 22, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased PNY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.03% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $59.84, the dividend yield is 2.27%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PNY was $59.84, representing a -0.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.35 and a 70.53% increase over the 52 week low of $35.09.
PNY is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). PNY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.7. Zacks Investment Research reports PNY's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.67%, compared to an industry average of 2.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PNY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PNY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ( PSCU )
- iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Growth ETF ( IJT )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 G ( SLYG )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 Index -- ( SLY )
- iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF ( IJR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IJR with an increase of 16.82% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of PNY at 15.09%.