TransCanada Corporation ( TRP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4491 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TRP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.51% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of TRP was $48.48, representing a -2.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.64 and a 21.6% increase over the 52 week low of $39.87.
TRP 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 ). TRP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.84. Zacks Investment Research reports TRP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.77%, compared to an industry average of -4.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the TRP Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to TRP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have TRP as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF ( IPW )
- db-X trackers MSCI Canada Hedged Equity Fund ( DBCN )
- PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers ( PID )
- SPDR FTSE/Macquarie GI 100 ETF ( GII ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PID with an increase of 10.95% over the last 100 days. IPW has the highest percent weighting of TRP at 2.96%.
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