NRG Energy, Inc. ( NRG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.03 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased NRG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 11th quarter that NRG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.41, the dividend yield is .34%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NRG was $35.41, representing a -7.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.25 and a 49.09% increase over the 52 week low of $23.75.
NRG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ). NRG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$3.21. Zacks Investment Research reports NRG's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 129.66%, compared to an industry average of 7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NRG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NRG as a top-10 holding:
- Invesco DWA Utilities Momentum ETF ( PUI )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF ( SYG )
- Madrona Domestic ETF ( FWDD )
- SPDR Russell 1000 Momentum Focus ETF ( ONEO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 9.35% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NRG at 3.79%.
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