Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. ( SWX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 04, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SWX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.05% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $78.92, the dividend yield is 2.64%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SWX was $78.92, representing a -9.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.87 and a 26.2% increase over the 52 week low of $62.54.
SWX is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Total S.A. ( TOT ) and PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ). SWX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.28. Zacks Investment Research reports SWX's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -1.84%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SWX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SWX as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF ( XMLV )
- Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY )
- Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FUTY with an increase of 7.64% over the last 100 days. XMLV has the highest percent weighting of SWX at 1.16%.
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