The 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
- 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 paid 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 27th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' 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 targets for Empire District Electric Co's shares. 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 twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Empire District Electric Co.
Who are some of Empire District Electric Co's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Empire District Electric Co include National Grid Transco, PLC (NGG), National Grid plc (NG), Sempra Energy (SRE), PPL Corporation (PPL), Avangrid (AGR), Ameren Corporation (AEE), CMS Energy Corporation (CMS), CenterPoint Energy (CNP), Centrica PLC (CNA), NiSource (NI), MDU Resources Group (MDU), Black Hills Corporation (BKH), Avista Corporation (AVA), Pennon Group plc (PNN) and Wec Acquisition Corp (TEG).
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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)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.
One share of Empire District Electric Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.09.
Consensus Ratings for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|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)
(Data available from 7/25/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|12/20/2016||Royal Bank Of Canada||Downgrade||Sector Perform -> Underperform||$18.00 -> $16.00||N/A|
|12/7/2016||TD Securities||Reiterated Rating||Reduce||$18.00||N/A|
|12/5/2016||Scotia Howard Weill||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||$21.00||N/A|
|9/23/2016||Dundee Securities||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||$20.00||N/A|
|9/19/2016||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Market Perform||$21.00||N/A|
|9/19/2016||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Underweight||$19.00 -> $18.00||N/A|
|9/14/2016||Scotiabank||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||$23.00||N/A|
|6/23/2016||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Reiterated Rating||Market Perform||$26.00 -> $24.00||N/A|
|4/29/2016||Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services||Downgrade||Buy -> Neutral||N/A|
|3/14/2016||National Bank Financial||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||$31.00 -> $25.00||N/A|
|2/22/2016||KeyCorp||Downgrade||Overweight -> Sector Weight||$34.00||N/A|
|12/13/2015||Credit Suisse Group||Downgrade||Neutral -> Underperform||$28.00 -> $24.00||N/A|
|12/11/2015||CIBC||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||$28.00 -> $27.00||N/A|
Earnings History for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)Earnings History by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/4/2016||Q415||$0.28||$0.23||$170.94 million||$96.10 million||View||N/A|
|10/29/2015||Q315||$0.59||$0.58||$161.57 million||$122.60 million||View||Listen|
|7/30/2015||Q215||$0.24||$0.15||$151.58 million||$134.50 million||View||Listen|
|4/30/2015||Q115||$0.40||$0.34||$173.60 million||$142.50 million||View||N/A|
|2/5/2015||Q414||$0.26||$0.26||$99.90 million||$134.10 million||View||N/A|
|10/30/2014||Q314||$0.45||$0.55||$153.93 million||$164.50 million||View||N/A|
|7/31/2014||Q413||$0.23||$0.26||$137.06 million||$140.80 million||View||N/A|
|5/1/2014||Q1 2014||$0.41||$0.48||$152.20 million||$177.70 million||View||N/A|
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|
|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 History by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE EDE)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.67%Insider Trades by Quarter for Empire District Electric Co (NYSE:EDE)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 65.86%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|2/26/2015||William L Gipson||Director||Sell||2,698||$25.84||$69,716.32|| |
|6/11/2014||William L Gipson||Director||Sell||1,558||$24.17||$37,656.86|| |
|3/11/2014||Bonnie Cruickshank Lind||Director||Buy||2,000||$23.50||$47,000.00|| |
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