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CMS Ex-Dividend Reminder - 2/6/13

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, February 4, 12:42 PM ET
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On 2/6/13, CMS Energy Corp (NYSE:CMS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.255, payable on 2/28/13. As a percentage of CMS's recent stock price of $25.76, this dividend works out to approximately 0.99%, so look for shares of CMS Energy Corp to trade 0.99% lower all else being equal when CMS shares open for trading on 2/6/13.

Below is a dividend history chart for CMS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.255 declared by CMS Energy Corp:

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CMS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CMS makes up 1.37% of the Dynamic Utilities Portfolio ETF (AMEX:PUI) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

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In Monday trading, CMS Energy Corp shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.

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