Middlesex Water Company ( MSEX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 09, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.211 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 01, 2017. Shareholders who purchased MSEX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MSEX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $38.61, the dividend yield is 2.19%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSEX was $38.61, representing a -13.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.48 and a 19.8% increase over the 52 week low of $32.23.
MSEX is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ). MSEX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.33. Zacks Investment Research reports MSEX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.25%, compared to an industry average of 10.3%.