PPL Corporation ( PPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 07, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.41 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 02, 2018. Shareholders who purchased PPL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.8% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $26.88, the dividend yield is 6.1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPL was $26.88, representing a -33.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.20 and a 0.98% increase over the 52 week low of $26.62.
PPL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). PPL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.7. Zacks Investment Research reports PPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 2.07%, compared to an industry average of 5.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPL as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP )
- Invesco Canadian Energy Income ETF ( ENY )
- Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF ( INFR )
- iShares Select Dividend ETF ( DVY )
- John Hancock Multifactor Utilities ETF ( JHMU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DVY with an decrease of -0.96% over the last 100 days. EMLP has the highest percent weighting of PPL at 9999.99%.