Portland General Electric Company ( POR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 24, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.363 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. 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 $47.27, the dividend yield is 3.07%.
The previous trading day's last sale of POR was $47.27, representing a -6.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.40 and a 21.14% increase over the 52 week low of $39.02.
POR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ). POR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.3. Zacks Investment Research reports POR's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 1.97%, compared to an industry average of 9.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to POR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have POR as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Trust ( SMMV )
- iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETFnd ( JKL )
- USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum Blend Index ETF ( USVM )
- iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF ( IWN )
- ProShares Trust ( SMDV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SMDV with an decrease of -6.5% over the last 100 days. SMMV has the highest percent weighting of POR at 0.89%.
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