Owners of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 47 cents per share. At a price of $43.19 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%. The average volume for AGL Resources has been 507,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. AGL Resources has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.37. TheStreet Ratings rates AGL Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full AGL Resources Ratings Report now.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/15, ECA Marcellus Trust I will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 2/27/15. As a percentage of ECT's recent stock price of $4.69, this dividend works out to approximately 3.84%, so look for shares of ECA Marcellus Trust I to trade 3.84% lower — all else being equal — when ECT shares open for trading on 2/18/15.