The York Water Company ( YORW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased YORW prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.89% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $38.6, the dividend yield is 1.66%.
The previous trading day's last sale of YORW was $38.6, representing a -3.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.85 and a 62.25% increase over the 52 week low of $23.79.
YORW is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp ( SBS ). YORW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.96. Zacks Investment Research reports YORW's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -2.06%, compared to an industry average of 6.6%.
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