Gas Natural Inc. (NYSEMKT:EGAS) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.075 per share on Friday, October 28th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.95%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 11th.
Shares of Gas Natural (NYSEMKT:EGAS) opened at 7.70 on Thursday. Gas Natural has a 12 month low of $6.50 and a 12 month high of $9.29. The stock has a market cap of $80.97 million, a P/E ratio of 34.53 and a beta of 0.03. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $7.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.32.
Gas Natural (NYSEMKT:EGAS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16). The firm earned $17.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.96 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Gas Natural will post $0.12 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EGAS. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in shares of Gas Natural by 4.3% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 14,420 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 594 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its stake in shares of Gas Natural by 1,236.0% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 167,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,167,000 after buying an additional 154,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Gas Natural by 1.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 331,364 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,317,000 after buying an additional 3,800 shares during the last quarter.
About Gas Natural
Gas Natural Inc is a natural gas company. The Company operates through three segments: Natural Gas; Marketing and Production, and Corporate and Other. The Natural Gas segment annually distributes approximately 20 billion cubic feet of natural gas to its customers through regulated utilities operating in Maine, Montana, North Carolina and Ohio.
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