UNITIL Corporation ( UTL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 28, 2019. Shareholders who purchased UTL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 1.37% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of UTL was $52.88, representing a -0.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.39 and a 26.24% increase over the 52 week low of $41.89.
UTL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). UTL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.23. Zacks Investment Research reports UTL's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 3.36%, compared to an industry average of 8.4%.