UIL Holdings Corporation ( UIL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 16, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.432 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UIL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 29th quarter that UIL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $36.46, the dividend yield is 4.74%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UIL was $36.46, representing a -13.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.14 and a 12.77% increase over the 52 week low of $32.33.
UIL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). UIL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports UIL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.19%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
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 10.57% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UIL at 0.91%.