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Laclede Group Inc (LG) Passes Through 4% Yield Mark

By Dividend Channel Staff, Tuesday, October 25, 3:17 PM ET
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In trading on Tuesday, shares of Laclede Group Inc (NYSE:LG) were yielding above the 4% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.62), with the stock changing hands as low as $39.89 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV) back on 5/31/2000 you would have paid $78.27 per share. Fast forward to 5/31/2011 and each share was worth $80.78 on that date, a mere $2.51 or 3.2% increase over eleven years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $9.69 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 20.27%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.7%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 4% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Laclede Group Inc (NYSE:LG) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of Laclede Group Inc, looking at the history chart for LG below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 4% annual yield.

LG Dividend History
Date Div*
09/08/11 0.405
06/08/11 0.405
03/09/11 0.405
12/08/10 0.405
09/08/10 0.395
06/09/10 0.395
03/09/10 0.395
12/09/09 0.395
09/09/09 0.385
06/09/09 0.385
03/09/09 0.385
12/09/08 0.385
09/09/08 0.375
06/09/08 0.375
03/07/08 0.375
12/07/07 0.375
09/07/07 0.365
06/07/07 0.365
03/08/07 0.365
12/07/06 0.365
09/07/06 0.355
06/07/06 0.355
03/08/06 0.355
12/08/05 0.345
09/08/05 0.345
06/08/05 0.345
03/09/05 0.345
12/08/04 0.340
09/08/04 0.340
06/09/04 0.340
03/09/04 0.340
12/09/03 0.335
09/09/03 0.335
06/09/03 0.335
03/07/03 0.335
12/09/02 0.335
09/09/02 0.335
06/07/02 0.335
03/07/02 0.335
12/07/01 0.335
09/07/01 0.335
06/07/01 0.335
03/08/01 0.335
12/07/00 0.335
09/07/00 0.335
06/08/00 0.335
03/08/00 0.335
12/08/99 0.335
09/08/99 0.335
06/09/99 0.335
03/09/99 0.335
12/09/98 0.335
09/09/98 0.330
06/09/98 0.330
03/09/98 0.330
12/09/97 0.330
09/09/97 0.325
06/09/97 0.325
03/07/97 0.325
12/09/96 0.325
09/09/96 0.315
06/07/96 0.315
03/07/96 0.315
12/07/95 0.315
09/07/95 0.310
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, LG makes up 4.54% of the S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ETF (NASDAQ:PSCU) which is trading lower by about 1.4% on the day Tuesday.

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LG operates in the Gas Utilities sector, among companies like Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. (NYSE:PNY) which is down about 2.5% today, and NICOR Inc. (NYSE:GAS) trading lower by about 0.9%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of LG, versus PNY and GAS.

LG,PNY,GAS Relative Performance Chart


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