American Water Works (AWK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 15, 2013


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American Water Works ( AWK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AWK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $42.62, the dividend yield is 2.63%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AWK was $42.62, representing a -2.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.72 and a 20.06% increase over the 52 week low of $35.50.

AWK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ) and Aqua America, Inc. ( WTR ). AWK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.06. Zacks Investment Research reports AWK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.94%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.

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

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

  • Guggenheim S&P Global Water ( CGW )
  • First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
  • Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ( KNOW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KNOW with an increase of 8.51% over the last 100 days. CGW has the highest percent weighting of AWK at 5.78%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: AWK , CGW , FIW , KNOW , SBS , WTR

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