Northeast Utilities (NU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 11, 2014

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Northeast Utilities ( NU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3925 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $45.83, the dividend yield is 3.43%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NU was $45.83, representing a -3.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.60 and a 14.55% increase over the 52 week low of $40.01.

NU is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). NU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.36. Zacks Investment Research reports NU's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.17%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NU Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to NU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NU as a top-10 holding:

  • First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund ( EMLP )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EMLP with an increase of 11.8% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NU at 2.97%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: NEE , D , EMLP , JKI

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