Ex-Dividend Alert: 3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Thursday: CWT, PNM, LAZ

Thursday, Thursday, August 04, 2016, 32 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0% to 14.1%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Thursday:

California Water Service Group

Owners of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) shares, as of market close today, will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $33.97 as of 4:02 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for California Water Service Group has been 276,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. California Water Service Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.89.

TheStreet Ratings rates California Water Service Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its 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 California Water Service Group Ratings Report now.

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