Northeast Utilities (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.343 per share scheduled for December 31,
2012. Shareholders who purchased NU stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that NU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $37.73, the dividend yield is 3.64%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NU was $37.73,
representing a -7.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.86 and
a 14.75% increase over the 52 week low of $32.88.
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 $2.01. Zacks Investment Research reports NU's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -3.82%, compared to an
industry average of -1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to NU through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
The following ETF(s) have NU as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of
8.54% over the last 100 days. RYU has the highest percent weighting
of NU at 2.63%.