Sempra Energy ( SRE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.63 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SRE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of SRE was $79.85, representing a -0.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $80.21 and a 37.93% increase over the 52 week low of $57.89.
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 $3.49. Zacks Investment Research reports SRE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.65%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.
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:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund ( IDU )
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI )
- iShares Russell MidCap Value Index Fund ( IWS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IWS with an increase of 16.96% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of SRE at 3.78%.
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