NorthWestern Corporation ( NWE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 14, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.525 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 29, 2017. Shareholders who purchased NWE prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that NWE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $62.12, the dividend yield is 3.38%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NWE was $62.12, representing a -3.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.47 and a 11.63% increase over the 52 week low of $55.65.
NWE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). NWE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.31. Zacks Investment Research reports NWE's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.63%, compared to an industry average of 2.1%.