Utility operator Sempra Energy announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.63 per share, the same rate it paid last quarter after raising the payout 5% from $0.60 per share.

The board of directors said the quarterly dividend is payable on July 15 to the holders of record at the close of business on June 28. The utility operator has made quarterly payouts to investors since 1998.

The regular dividend payment equates to a $2.52-per-share annual dividend, yielding 3.1% based on the closing price of Sempra Energy's stock on June 18.

SRE Dividend Chart

SRE Dividend data by YCharts

The article Sempra Energy Keeps Dividend Steady originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Rich Duprey and The Motley Fool have no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Portfolio Basics

What are stocks? Learn how to start investing.

View Course »

Investing in Real Estate

Learn the basics of investing in real estate.

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum