Northeast Utilities (NU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2014

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Northeast Utilities ( NU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3925 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.8% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of NU was $44.42, representing a -2.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.66 and a 12.88% increase over the 52 week low of $39.35.

NU is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). NU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.48. Zacks Investment Research reports NU's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.72%, compared to an industry average of .4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NU Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of 9.24% over the last 100 days. EMLP has the highest percent weighting of NU at 2.95%.



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: NU , NEE , D , EMLP , JKI

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