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Sempra Energy (SRE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 26, 2012

Sempra Energy ( SRE ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 26, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that SRE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $71.95, the dividend yield is 3.34%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $71.95, representing a -1.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.87 and a 35.37% increase over the 52 week low of $53.15.

SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) and National Grid Transco, PLC ( NGG ). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.52. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -6.9%, compared to an industry average of -3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SRE Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to SRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have SRE as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS )
  • iShares Russell MidCap Index Fund ( IWR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 8.46% over the last 100 days. PUI has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 2.68%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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