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2/25/2013 2:00:05 PM
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that EDE has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $21.81, representing a -1.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.04 and a 11.79% increase over the 52 week low of $19.51.
EDE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). EDE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.65%, compared to an industry average of 1.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EDE Dividend History page.