Southwest Gas Corporation ( SWX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.405 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 01, 2015. Shareholders who purchased SWX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.96% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $53.08, the dividend yield is 3.05%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SWX was $53.08, representing a -17.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.20 and a 12.43% increase over the 52 week low of $47.21.
SWX is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). SWX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.03. Zacks Investment Research reports SWX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 4.71%, compared to an industry average of .2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SWX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SWX as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ( PSCU )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF (based on S&P SmallCap Value ( SLYV )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF ( VIOV )
- iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value ETF ( IJS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VIOV with an increase of 5% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of SWX at 8.44%.