Prudential Financial, Inc. ( PRU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 24, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PRU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $67.45, the dividend yield is 2.37%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PRU was $67.45, representing a -2.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $69.38 and a 51.68% increase over the 52 week low of $44.47.
PRU is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and MetLife, Inc. ( MET ). PRU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.2. Zacks Investment Research reports PRU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 32.3%, compared to an industry average of 11.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PRU Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to PRU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PRU as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Insurance Index Fund ( IAK )
- PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF ( KBWI )
- RevenueShares Financials Sector ( RWW )
- SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 42.27% over the last 100 days. IAK has the highest percent weighting of PRU at 5.69%.
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