Empire District Electric Co Company Profile (NYSE:EDE)

About Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)

Empire District Electric Co logoThe Empire District Electric Company is a regulated utility company. The Company is engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. It provides services with in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Company operates its businesses in three segments: electric, gas and other. As part of its electric segment, the Company provides water service to over three towns in Missouri. The Company through its subsidiary, The Empire District Gas Company (EDG), is engaged in the distribution of natural gas in Missouri. The Company's other segment consists of fiber optics business. It supplies electric service at retail to approximately 120 incorporated communities and to various unincorporated areas, and at wholesale to over four municipally owned distribution systems. Its gas operations serve customers in northwest, north central and west central Missouri. It serves a group of customers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Multiline Utilities - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Electric Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:EDE
  • CUSIP: 29164110
  • Web: https://www.empiredistrict.com
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $34.22
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $34.02
  • 52 Week Range: $26.20 - $34.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.91
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Annual Dividend: $1.04
  • Dividend Yield: 3.1%
  • Net Margins: 15.69%
  • Return on Equity: 13.50%
  • Return on Assets: 4.46%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.00%
  • Current Ratio: 1.27%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.86%
  • Average Volume: 176,320 shs.
  • Beta: 0.11
Frequently Asked Questions for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)

What is Empire District Electric Co's stock symbol?

Empire District Electric Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EDE."

How often does Empire District Electric Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Empire District Electric Co?

Empire District Electric Co declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 29th. View Empire District Electric Co's Dividend History.

How were Empire District Electric Co's earnings last quarter?

Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 27th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.63. Empire District Electric Co had a net margin of 15.69% and a return on equity of 13.50%. View Empire District Electric Co's Earnings History.

Where is Empire District Electric Co's stock going? Where will Empire District Electric Co's stock price be in 2017?

7 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Empire District Electric Co's stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Empire District Electric Co's stock price to reach $19.57 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Empire District Electric Co.

Who are some of Empire District Electric Co's key competitors?

How do I buy Empire District Electric Co stock?

Shares of Empire District Electric Co can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Empire District Electric Co's stock price today?

One share of Empire District Electric Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.09.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)
Community Ranking:  0.8 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  32 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  177 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  209
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Empire District Electric Co and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.57)
Consensus Price Target: $19.57 (42.59% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/20/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeSector Perform -> Underperform$18.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingReduce$18.00N/AView Rating Details
12/5/2016Scotia Howard WeillReiterated RatingSector Perform$21.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2016Dundee SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$20.00N/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$21.00N/AView Rating Details
9/19/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweight$19.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$23.00N/AView Rating Details
6/23/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket Perform$26.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
4/29/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/14/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$31.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
2/22/2016KeyCorpDowngradeOverweight -> Sector Weight$34.00N/AView Rating Details
12/13/2015Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$28.00 -> $24.00N/AView Rating Details
12/11/2015CIBCReiterated RatingSector Perform$28.00 -> $27.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Earnings by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/27/2016Q3$0.63$0.63$169.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q2$0.26$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.30$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.28$0.23$170.94 million$96.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.59$0.58$161.57 million$122.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.24$0.15$151.58 million$134.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.40$0.34$173.60 million$142.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.26$0.26$99.90 million$134.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.45$0.55$153.93 million$164.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q413$0.23$0.26$137.06 million$140.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q1 2014$0.41$0.48$152.20 million$177.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.48 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.63 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Most Recent Dividend:12/15/2016
Annual Dividend:$1.04
Dividend Yield:3.05%
Dividend Growth:1.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:75.36% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
70.27% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
63.80% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.67%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 65.86%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/26/2015William L GipsonDirectorSell2,698$25.84$69,716.32View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014William L GipsonDirectorSell1,558$24.17$37,656.86View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014Bonnie Cruickshank LindDirectorBuy2,000$23.50$47,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Latest Headlines for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Empire District Electric (EDE) and Avangrid (AGR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 23 at 10:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Contrast: CenterPoint Energy (CNP) & Empire District Electric (EDE)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 22 at 4:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoEmpire District Electric (EDE) vs. Calpine Corporation (CPN) Critical Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 6:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Critical News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Empire District Electric (EDE) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMario Gabelli Comments on The Empire District Electric Company
finance.yahoo.com - January 31 at 5:32 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 15-12B EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC
www.streetinsider.com - January 13 at 5:39 PM
fool.com logoAlgonquin Power Completes Transformative Purchase of Empire District - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - January 10 at 5:50 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoEMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO Files SEC form 8-K, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets, Notice of Delisti
biz.yahoo.com - January 5 at 5:41 PM
businesswire.com logoThe Empire District Electric Company Declares Pro-Rated Dividend - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - December 22 at 10:05 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-Algonquin Power,Empire District announce Kansas Corporation Commission authorization of merger transaction
www.reuters.com - December 22 at 5:04 PM
streetinsider.com logoAlgonquin Power (AQN) and Empire District Electric (EDE) Announce KCC Authorization of Merger Transaction
www.streetinsider.com - December 22 at 5:04 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo2:19 pm Empire District Elec and Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) announce Kansas Corporation Commission approval of settlement agreement related to Empire and Liberty merger; transaction closing expected
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 5:04 PM



Empire District Electric Co (EDE) Chart for Wednesday, July, 26, 2017

This page was last updated on 7/26/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff