Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2014
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $23.73, representing a -2.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.32 and a 14.25% 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 $1.48. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -2.25%, compared to an industry average of .4%.