Northeast Utilities (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.3675 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 28,
2013. Shareholders who purchased NU stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
7.14% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $42.84, the dividend yield is 3.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NU was $42.84,
representing a -6.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.66 and
a 20.44% increase over the 52 week low of $35.57.
NU is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Southern Company (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). NU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.08. Zacks Investment Research reports NU's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.88%, compared to an
industry average of 4.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF (
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of
22.42% over the last 100 days. EMLP has the highest percent
weighting of NU at 3.03%.