South Jersey Industries, Inc. ( SJI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.273 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 04, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SJI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.41% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SJI was $32.93, representing a -7.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $35.45 and a 25.26% increase over the 52 week low of $26.29.
SJI is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) and Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ). SJI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports SJI's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -.5%, compared to an industry average of 6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SJI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SJI as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ( PSCU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCU with an increase of 4.97% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SJI at 11.08%.