Middlesex Water Company ( MSEX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 12, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.1925 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 01, 2015. 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 $22.71, the dividend yield is 3.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MSEX was $22.71, representing a -4.78% decrease from the 52 week high of $23.85 and a 16.46% increase over the 52 week low of $19.50.
MSEX is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Aqua America, Inc. ( WTR ). MSEX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.17. Zacks Investment Research reports MSEX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 6.19%, compared to an industry average of 9.2%.
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