|Bid||25.9200 x 1800|
|Ask||25.9400 x 1100|
|Day's Range||25.72 - 25.95|
|52 Week Range||23.26 - 28.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.49|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.81|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.55%|
Furthermore, over two dozen companies have announced additional dividend increases this month, which could push the year's total to an even higher level. Investors are enjoying the dividend growth due to a surge in company profits following last year's broad corporate tax cuts. “There was a confluence of a couple of things that contributed to dividends that won’t happen again,” Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of concentrated U.S. growth at AllianceBernstein, told the WSJ.
Investors can now choose from 2,200 U.S.-listed ETFs on the market with plenty of options for any single investment theme or asset category. While a number of ETFs may seem similar and provide exposure to a specific style, it is still important to know that no two ETFs are the same. "Seemingly small differences in index methodologies can drive large differences in long-run performance.
CenterPoint Energy’s (CNP) present dividend yield of 4.1% has been driven by dividend growth and price loss. What is the projected dividend payout? The company recorded a dividend payout of 89% in 2016.
The prospect of higher-than-expected rates hike and rising bond yields have diminished the appeal of dividend stocks and ETFs. This is because the smart beta strategy helps to capture market inefficiencies in a transparent way by adding extra metrics like volatility, revenue, earnings, momentum, equal weight and other fundamental factors to the market cap or rules-based indices.