NiSource, Inc ( NI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 29, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $39.31, the dividend yield is 2.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NI was $39.31, representing a -0.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.70 and a 36.26% increase over the 52 week low of $28.85.
NI is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). NI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.72. Zacks Investment Research reports NI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.05%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NI as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 8.96% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NI at 2.92%.