Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. ( PNY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PNY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.33% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of PNY was $33.24, representing a -1.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $33.72 and a 16.59% increase over the 52 week low of $28.51.
PNY is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ). PNY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.79. Zacks Investment Research reports PNY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.67%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PNY Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to PNY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PNY as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCU )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV )
- iShares Small Cap 600/BARRA Value Index Fund ( IJS )
- iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund ( IWN ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOV with an increase of 14.06% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of PNY at 9.91%.