PPL Corporation ( PPL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 03, 2016. Shareholders who purchased PPL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PPL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.03, the dividend yield is 4.34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPL was $35.03, representing a -12.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.92 and a 20.06% increase over the 52 week low of $29.18.
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 $2.59. Zacks Investment Research reports PPL's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 5.88%, compared to an industry average of -1.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPL as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is VPU with an increase of 2.49% over the last 100 days. IDU has the highest percent weighting of PPL at 3.25%.