Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 16, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.27, the dividend yield is 3.84%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $31.27, representing a -3.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.48 and a 16.25% increase over the 52 week low of $26.90.
XEL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). XEL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.94. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 2.52%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of 4.2% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 1.15%.