Empire District Electric Company (EDE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29, 2012
Empire District Electric Company ( EDE ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 29, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share scheduled for December 17, 2012. Shareholders who purchased EDE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that EDE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $20.02, the dividend yield is 5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EDE was $20.02, representing a -9.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.04 and a 2.61% 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 $1.29. Zacks Investment Research reports EDE's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -8.4%, compared to an industry average of -1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EDE Dividend History page.