American States Water Company (AWR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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American States Water Company ( AWR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.355 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AWR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AWR has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AWR was $51.93, representing a -0.19% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.03 and a 48.8% increase over the 52 week low of $34.90.

AWR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ). AWR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.64. Zacks Investment Research reports AWR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 19.1%, compared to an industry average of 30.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AWR Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AWR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AWR as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCU )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Utilities ( PUI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of 3.01% over the last 100 days. PSCU has the highest percent weighting of AWR at 4.54%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AWK , AWR , PSCU , PUI , SBS

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