UIL Holdings Corporation ( UIL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.432 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased UIL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 33rd quarter that UIL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $37.83, the dividend yield is 4.57%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UIL was $37.83, representing a -7.01% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.68 and a 10.16% increase over the 52 week low of $34.34.
UIL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). UIL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports UIL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -4.44%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UIL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UIL as a top-10 holding:
- WisdomTree Trust SmallCap Dividend Fund ( DES ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DES with an increase of 1.93% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UIL at 0.9%.