NewJersey Resources Corporation (NJR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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NewJersey Resources Corporation ( NJR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased NJR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.26% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $41.2, the dividend yield is 3.88%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NJR was $41.2, representing a -18.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.48 and a 6.99% increase over the 52 week low of $38.51.

NJR is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). NJR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports NJR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.65%, compared to an industry average of -3%.

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

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCU with an decrease of -4.19% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NJR at 8.06%.



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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