Chesapeake Utilities Corporation ( CPK ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 13, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.305 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 05, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CPK prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.09% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $60.73, the dividend yield is 2.01%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CPK was $60.73, representing a -9.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.36 and a 34.21% increase over the 52 week low of $45.25.
CPK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). CPK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.63. Zacks Investment Research reports CPK's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as .68%, compared to an industry average of 2.7%.
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