PPL Corporation ( PPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3725 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PPL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.36% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $34.86, the dividend yield is 4.27%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPL was $34.86, representing a -1.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.25 and a 22.57% increase over the 52 week low of $28.44.
PPL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). PPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.58. Zacks Investment Research reports PPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -9.25%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPL as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- Market Vectors Uranium & Nuclear Energy ETF ( NLR )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
- WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
- ProShares Ultra Utilities ( UPW ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UPW with an increase of 29.57% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of PPL at 4.24%.