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Essential Utilities Inc Stock Dividend Yield & Dates

WTRG dividend stability and growth

Last Dividend per share
$0.3071
Forward Dividend yield
3.17%
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Dividend Stability Dividend
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Consistent Dividend Growth Dividend

WTRG dividend yield vs industry/market

Company
3.1%
Industry
2.25%
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Top 75% Dividend Dividend
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Top 25% Dividend Dividend

WTRG dividend payout ratio

Essential Utilities Inc paid out 57.3% of its earnings over the trailing twelve months.
Retained earnings
42.7%
Payout ratio
57.3%
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Dividend Payout Ratio Dividend

WTRG vs Water Stocks

TickerDiv. YieldStable?Drop Count (L10Y)Payout Ratio
WTRG3.10%Yes0+57.30%
SBS1.83%No3+53.80%
CWT2.03%Yes0+42.20%
AWR2.20%Yes0+55.20%
SJW2.60%No1+57.70%

WTRG dividend dates

Next dividend payment date
Jun 1, 2024
Last ex-dividend date
May 9, 2024

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Essential Utilities Dividends FAQ

Does Essential Utilities pay a dividend?

Yes, WTRG has paid a dividend within the past 3 months.


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What is Essential Utilities's Dividend Payment Date?

Essential Utilities's next dividend payment date is on 2024-06-01, when Essential Utilities shareholders who owned WTRG shares before 2024-05-09 will receive a dividend payment of $0.3071 per share. Add WTRG to your watchlist to be reminded of WTRG's next dividend payment.

Is Essential Utilities's dividend stable?

Yes, WTRG's dividend has been stable for the last 10 years.

Does Essential Utilities have sufficient earnings to cover their dividend?

Yes, WTRG's past year earnings per share was $2.11, and their annual dividend per share is $1.23. WTRG's dividend payout ratio is 57.3%, which is sustainable.

How much is Essential Utilities's dividend?

WTRG pays a dividend of $1.23 per share. WTRG's annual dividend yield is 3.1%. Essential Utilities's dividend is higher than the US industry average of 2.25%, and it is lower than the US market average of 3.53%.

What is Essential Utilities's Ex-Dividend Date?

Essential Utilities's previous ex-dividend date was on 2024-05-09. Essential Utilities shareholders who own WTRG stock before this date will receive Essential Utilities's next dividend payment of $0.3071 per share on 2024-06-01. Essential Utilities's next ex-dividend date has not been announced yet. Add WTRG to your watchlist to be reminded before WTRG's ex-dividend date.

Is Essential Utilities's dividend showing long-term growth?

Yes, WTRG's' dividend has been growing over the last 10 years.
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