UGI Corporation ( UGI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.295 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased UGI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.42% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $48.91, the dividend yield is 2.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UGI was $48.91, representing a -2.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.99 and a 34.26% increase over the 52 week low of $36.43.
UGI 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 ). UGI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.9. Zacks Investment Research reports UGI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 22.99%, compared to an industry average of 10.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UGI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UGI as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EMLP with an increase of 11.86% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UGI at 3.01%.
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