Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 30, 2013

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Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that EDE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $22.25, the dividend yield is 4.49%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $22.25, representing a -4.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.35 and a 13.58% increase over the 52 week low of $19.59.

EDE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). EDE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.38. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.29%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.

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



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