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Northeast Utilities (NU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 28, 2012

Northeast Utilities ( NU ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.343 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased NU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.73, the dividend yield is 3.64%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NU was $37.73, representing a -7.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.86 and a 14.75% increase over the 52 week low of $32.88.

NU is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). NU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.01. Zacks Investment Research reports NU's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -3.82%, compared to an industry average of -1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NU Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to NU through an Exchange Traded Fund ( ETF )?

The following ETF(s) have NU as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of 8.54% over the last 100 days. RYU has the highest percent weighting of NU at 2.63%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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