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Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. (PNY) Will Trade Ex-Div on 9/21/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, September 19, 10:47 AM ET
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On 9/21/11, Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. (PNY) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.29, payable on 10/14/11. As a percentage of PNY's recent stock price of $29.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.97%.

Below is a dividend history chart for PNY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.29 declared by Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc.:

PNY Dividend History
Date Div*
06/22/11 0.290
03/23/11 0.290
12/22/10 0.280
09/20/10 0.280
06/22/10 0.280
03/23/10 0.280
12/23/09 0.270
09/22/09 0.270
06/23/09 0.270
03/23/09 0.270
12/23/08 0.260
09/23/08 0.260
06/23/08 0.260
03/20/08 0.260
12/20/07 0.250
09/20/07 0.250
06/20/07 0.250
03/21/07 0.250
12/19/06 0.240
09/20/06 0.240
06/20/06 0.240
03/22/06 0.240
12/21/05 0.230
09/21/05 0.230
06/22/05 0.230
03/22/05 0.230
12/20/04 0.215
09/22/04 0.215
06/22/04 0.215
03/23/04 0.215
12/19/03 0.207
09/22/03 0.207
06/20/03 0.207
03/21/03 0.207
12/20/02 0.200
09/20/02 0.200
06/20/02 0.200
03/21/02 0.200
12/20/01 0.193
09/20/01 0.193
06/20/01 0.193
03/20/01 0.193
12/20/00 0.182
09/20/00 0.182
06/21/00 0.182
03/22/00 0.182
12/21/99 0.172
09/22/99 0.172
06/22/99 0.173
03/23/99 0.172
12/21/98 0.163
09/22/98 0.163
06/22/98 0.163
03/23/98 0.163
12/19/97 0.152
09/22/97 0.152
06/20/97 0.152
03/21/97 0.152
09/20/96 0.145
06/20/96 0.145
03/21/96 0.145
12/20/95 0.138
09/20/95 0.138
* 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 PNY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.87% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PNY makes up 10.03% of the S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ETF (NASDAQ:PSCU) which is trading lower by about 1.5% on the day Monday.

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PNY operates in the Gas Utilities sector, among companies like UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI) which is down about 1.4% today, and AGL Resources Inc. (AGL) trading lower by about 1.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of PNY, versus UGI and AGL.

PNY,UGI,AGL Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. shares are currently down about 1% on the day.


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