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American Water Works (AWK) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 18, 2012

American Water Works ( AWK ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 18, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased AWK stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that AWK has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.78, the dividend yield is 7.94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AWK was $37.78, representing a -4.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.38 and a 24.54% increase over the 52 week low of $30.34.

AWK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ) and Aqua America, Inc. ( WTR ). AWK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.07. Zacks Investment Research reports AWK's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 25.36%, compared to an industry average of 22.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AWK Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AWK through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have AWK as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim S&P Global Water ( CGW )
  • PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is CGW with an increase of 8.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of AWK at 7.06%.

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


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

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