Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 21, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.967 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased SRE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.04% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $123.93, representing a -2.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $127.22 and a 23.33% increase over the 52 week low of $100.49.
SRE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Enbridge Inc ( ENB ) and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. ( EPD ). SRE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.24. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 7.76%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SRE through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SRE as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
- Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of 6.38% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 4.35%.