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.
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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%.