PPL Corporation ( PPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2019. Shareholders who purchased PPL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PPL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $30.71, the dividend yield is 5.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPL was $30.71, representing a -14.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.99 and a 21.38% increase over the 52 week low of $25.30.
PPL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ). PPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.11. Zacks Investment Research reports PPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 4.15%, compared to an industry average of 9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPL as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco Canadian Energy Income ETF ( ENY )
- Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF ( ENFR )
- Invesco High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers ETF ( PEY )
- Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF ( SPHD )
- iShares Select Dividend ETF ( DVY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPHD with an decrease of -1.25% over the last 100 days. ENY has the highest percent weighting of PPL at 6.83%.