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South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) Director Frank L. Sims purchased 5,564 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $57.60 per share, for a total transaction of $320,486.40. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,049,933. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) traded down 0.24% on Thursday, hitting $57.53. 166,572 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. South Jersey Industries has a 52 week low of $51.77 and a 52 week high of $61.18. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $56.3 and its 200-day moving average is $56.29. The company has a market cap of $1.893 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.71.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.11. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. Analysts expect that South Jersey Industries will post $3.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.4725 per share. This represents a $1.89 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.29%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 8th.

South Jersey Industries, Inc (NYSE:SJI) is an energy services holding company.

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