WEC Energy Group, Inc. ( WEC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 13, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.553 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 01, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WEC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WEC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $66.98, the dividend yield is 3.3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WEC was $66.98, representing a -4.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.09 and a 14.53% increase over the 52 week low of $58.48.
WEC is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). WEC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4. Zacks Investment Research reports WEC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 5.73%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WEC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WEC as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III First Trust Horizon Manag ( HUSV )
- iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ETF ( JKI )
- iShares Trust ( UTLF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UTLF with an increase of 7.79% over the last 100 days. HUSV has the highest percent weighting of WEC at 1100%.