Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 29, 2013
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that EDE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $21.53, the dividend yield is 4.64%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $21.53, representing a -11.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.32 and a 9.9% increase over the 52 week low of $19.59.
EDE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). EDE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.4. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.28%, compared to an industry average of 1.5%.