California Water Service Group Holding ( CWT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.1725 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CWT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.99% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $28.51, the dividend yield is 2.42%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CWT was $28.51, representing a -0.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.74 and a 45.83% increase over the 52 week low of $19.55.
CWT is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Aqua America, Inc. ( WTR ). CWT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.89. Zacks Investment Research reports CWT's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 10.85%, compared to an industry average of 6.9%.
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