Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. ( CWCO ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.075 per share scheduled for January 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CWCO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 14th quarter that CWCO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $7.4, the dividend yield is 4.05%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CWCO was $7.4, representing a -19.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $9.19 and a 10.45% increase over the 52 week low of $6.70.
CWCO 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 American Water Works ( AWK ). CWCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.44. Zacks Investment Research reports CWCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 30.95%, compared to an industry average of 22.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CWCO Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to CWCO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CWCO as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PIO with an increase of 7.29% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CWCO at 0.79%.