American Water Works (AWK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 22, 2013

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American Water Works ( AWK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 22, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of AWK was $42.72, representing a -0.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.09 and a 30.44% increase over the 52 week low of $32.75.

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 $2.09. Zacks Investment Research reports AWK's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.98%, compared to an industry average of 3.5%.

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 )
  • PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is CGW with an increase of 13.43% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AWK at 5.92%.



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 , CGW , FIW , PIO , SBS , WTR

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