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Empire District Electric (NYSE:EDE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday , AR Network reports. The company traded as high as $25.63 and last traded at $25.58, with a volume of 57,601 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.44.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $24.23 and a 200-day moving average of $23.64. The company has a market cap of $1.109 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.33.

Empire District Electric (NYSE:EDE) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.07. On average, analysts predict that Empire District Electric will post $1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) incorporated on October 16, 1909, is an operating public utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in parts of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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