Consolidated Edison Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (ED)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) is Monday, February 11, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 62 cents per share. At a price of $57.14 as of 10:12 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%.

The average volume for Consolidated Edison has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Consolidated Edison has a market cap of $16.64 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy services to residential, commercial, industrial, and government customers in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Consolidated Edison as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Consolidated Edison Ratings Report.

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