NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Northeast Utilities

(NYSE:

NU

) is tomorrow, February 27, 2014. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 39 cents per share. At a price of $44.36 as of 9:50 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for Northeast Utilities has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northeast Utilities has a market cap of $13.99 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Northeast Utilities, a public utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy delivery business. It operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Other.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Northeast Utilities

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Northeast Utilities Ratings Report

.

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