Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2014
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that EDE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.2, the dividend yield is 4.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $24.2, representing a -2.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.86 and a 16.51% increase over the 52 week low of $20.77.
EDE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). EDE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.66. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -1.13%, compared to an industry average of .9%.