Sempra Energy About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (SRE)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/26/13, Sempra Energy ( SRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.63, payable on 7/15/13. As a percentage of SRE's recent stock price of $78.88, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Sempra Energy to trade 0.80% lower — all else being equal — when SRE shares open for trading on 6/26/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.63 declared by Sempra Energy:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Sempra Energy 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SRE's low point in its 52 week range is $63.87 per share, with $84.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $78.99.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, SRE makes up 3.83% of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF ( XLU) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Monday.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is are 4 series of preferred stock that are senior to SRE — find out what they are ».

In Monday trading, Sempra Energy shares are currently off about 0.9% on the day.

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