NiSource: Dividend per share
For 2Q16, NiSource (NI) paid a $0.16 dividend per share. NiSource’s one-year dividend growth is around -33%, while its five-year annual dividend growth rate is close to -7%. After the separation of the pipeline business, NiSource paid dividends of $0.16 per share for 3Q15, down from $0.26 per share in the prior quarter.
Although NiSource has trimmed its dividends in the last year, its total returns were higher than those of peers (XLU) (FXU) by a huge margin. The smart rally of more than 45% since the start of 2016 has resulted in jaw-dropping returns.