Portland General Electric Company ( POR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased POR prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that POR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.31, the dividend yield is 3.4%.
The previous trading day's last sale of POR was $35.31, representing a -13.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $41.04 and a 6.87% increase over the 52 week low of $33.04.
POR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). POR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.01. Zacks Investment Research reports POR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -3.78%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to POR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have POR as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMLV with an decrease of -4.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of POR at 1.88%.
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