South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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South Jersey Industries, Inc. ( SJI ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4425 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased SJI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.94% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $49.86, the dividend yield is 3.55%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SJI was $49.86, representing a -14.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.99 and a 8.84% increase over the 52 week low of $45.81.

SJI is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). SJI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.41. Zacks Investment Research reports SJI's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 7.15%, compared to an industry average of -5.3%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to SJI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SJI 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 -3.81% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SJI at 6.79%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: CQP , PSCU , SJI , UGP

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