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Reminder - Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. (PWX) Goes Ex-Dividend 8/8/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Thursday, August 4, 10:23 AM ET
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On 8/8/11, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. (NASDAQ:PWX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.04, payable on 8/24/11. As a percentage of PWX's recent stock price of $14.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.28%.

Below is a dividend history chart for PWX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by Providence & Worcester Railroad Co.:

PWX Dividend History
Date Div*
05/09/11 0.040
02/07/11 0.040
11/08/10 0.040
08/05/10 0.040
05/10/10 0.040
02/08/10 0.040
11/05/09 0.040
08/06/09 0.040
05/07/09 0.040
02/05/09 0.040
11/07/08 0.040
08/07/08 0.040
05/08/08 0.040
02/07/08 0.040
11/07/07 0.040
08/02/07 0.040
05/03/07 0.040
02/08/07 0.040
11/02/06 0.040
08/03/06 0.040
05/04/06 0.040
02/03/06 0.040
11/03/05 0.040
08/04/05 0.040
05/03/05 0.040
02/01/05 0.040
11/02/04 0.040
08/03/04 0.040
05/04/04 0.040
02/03/04 0.040
11/04/03 0.040
08/05/03 0.040
05/06/03 0.040
02/04/03 0.040
11/05/02 0.040
08/06/02 0.040
05/07/02 0.040
02/05/02 0.040
11/06/01 0.040
08/07/01 0.040
05/08/01 0.040
02/06/01 0.040
11/07/00 0.040
08/08/00 0.040
05/09/00 0.040
02/08/00 0.040
11/08/99 0.040
08/10/99 0.040
05/11/99 0.040
02/09/99 0.030
11/09/98 0.030
08/11/98 0.030
05/12/98 0.030
02/10/98 0.030
11/10/97 0.060
05/06/97 0.030
11/12/96 0.025
05/07/96 0.025
11/07/95 0.025
* 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 PWX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.14% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

PWX operates in the Railroads sector, among companies like Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP) which is off about 1.6% today, and Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE:CNI) trading lower by about 1.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PWX, versus UNP and CNI.

PWX,UNP,CNI Relative Performance Chart In Thursday trading, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. shares are currently trading flat on the day.


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