South Jersey Industries, Inc. ( SJI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.4425 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SJI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.94% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of SJI was $55.56, representing a -0.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.87 and a 21.28% increase over the 52 week low of $45.81.
SJI is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ). SJI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.99. Zacks Investment Research reports SJI's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.55%, compared to an industry average of 4.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SJI Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to SJI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SJI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCU with an decrease of -3.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SJI at 6.79%.
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