SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Sempra Energy said Friday that it is increasing its dividend by 5 percent.
The San Diego-based energy services holding company's board approved an increase to $2.52 per share, on an annualized basis, up from $2.40 per share.
Sempra will pay its first quarterly installment on April 15 to shareholders of record on March 28.
The company's shares rose 96 cents to close at $76.79 and fell 17 cents in after-hours trading.
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