On 6/13/11, Northwestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.36, payable on 6/30/11. As a percentage of NWE's recent stock price of $31.99, this dividend works out to approximately 1.13%.
Below is a dividend history chart for NWE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.36 declared by Northwestern Corp.:
NWE Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from NWE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.50% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
NWE operates in the Electric Utilities sector, among companies like FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) which is off about 0.2% today, and PPL Corp (NYSE:PPL) trading lower by about 0.4%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of NWE, versus FE and PPL.
In Thursday trading, Northwestern Corp. shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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