Northeast Utilities (
) 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. (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
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%.