The York Water Company ( YORW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 25, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.1555 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased YORW prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.01% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of YORW was $28.21, representing a -1.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $28.77 and a 43.27% increase over the 52 week low of $19.69.
YORW is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as American Water Works ( AWK ) and Aqua America, Inc. ( WTR ). YORW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.98. Zacks Investment Research reports YORW's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 3.93%, compared to an industry average of -1.6%.