South Jersey Industries, Inc. ( SJI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 06, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4725 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SJI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SJI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $57.31, the dividend yield is 3.3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SJI was $57.31, representing a -7.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.28 and a 10.7% increase over the 52 week low of $51.77.
SJI is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ) and Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ). SJI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.67. Zacks Investment Research reports SJI's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.56%, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.
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