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Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 22, 2015

Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 22, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 20, 2016. Shareholders who purchased XEL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.6, the dividend yield is 3.6%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $35.6, representing a -7.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.35 and a 12.09% increase over the 52 week low of $31.76.

XEL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXCU ). XEL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.92. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 3.5%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the XEL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares DWA Utilities Momentum Portfolio ( PUI )
  • PowerShares LadderRite 0-5 Year Corporate Bond Portfolio ( LDRI )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF ( JKI )
  • PowerShares Russell Midcap Pure Value Portfolio ( PXMV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 2.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 3.52%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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