Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.755 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 101.33% increase over the prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $102.13, representing a -10.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.66 and a 17.77% increase over the 52 week low of $86.72.
SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ) and Kinder Morgan, Inc. ( KMI ). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.26. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -7.07%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SRE as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
- iShares Russell Mid-cap Value ETF ( IWS )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF ( JKD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 7.03% over the last 100 days. RYU has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 3.02%.
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