Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 27, 2013
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.255 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 16, 2013. 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $22.99, the dividend yield is 4.44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $22.99, representing a -5.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.32 and a 17% increase over the 52 week low of $19.65.
EDE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). EDE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.36. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.54%, compared to an industry average of -.2%.