Tomahawk, WI 05/19/2014 (Basicsmedia) –NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) has evolved as the stock of the future that warrants a significantly strong dividend yield of 4% from the previous $0.25/share per quarter. NI currently vouches to pay its investors $1.04/share on a yearly basis, as mere dividends. NI had, in the past decade, been in the news as its dividend payouts soared near the 0.30 mark. Recent achievements and moderately poised revenue generation have aided NI redeem its stake and solicit higher dividend payout to the investors, of $0.26/share per quarter, payable from August 20, 2014.

The Strong Quarter

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) recently announced their per-share earnings of $0.82 and $1.23 billion revenues in Q1. NI’s earnings plummeted up from $0.69/share in Q1-2014; its revenues roe from $1.78 billion in Q1-2013 to $2.32 billion in Q1-2014. The company has also announced an annualized dividend of $1.00/share, payable quarterly. NI has a P/E ratio of 21.35 and a market capitalization estimating to $11.637 billion.

Ethical Expenditures

On the grounds of sustainability, NI has bagged the accolade of being among Ethisphere’s list of world’s most ethical companies, since 2012 – consecutive three years!  Moreover, 2013 happened to be a watershed year, wherein NI invested in excess of $2 billion towards amelioration of its infrastructure.  Besides, NI’s residential consumers have saved in excess of $16 million due to the company’s energy-savvy programs. Most of the ongoing NI environmental projects are deemed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions across power plants by over 90%. Over and above, NI donated $6.2 million to myriad Non-Profit organizations.

The Rewarding IBM-NI Deal

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) looks ahead towards a better tomorrow, as NiSource Inc. signed a seven-year pact with the Armonk, NY based International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) on May 13, 2014. This $600 million pact doesn’t solely solicit garnering thumping revenues in the days to come, progressing in Power Generation and Distribution by voluminous strides empowered with most savvy hybrid cloud environment. It also promises to take forward the Information Technology relationship with the Software Major that was started in 2005. The current market is bullish on the presumption that NI will benefit from this huge deal; as a consequence, the price per share of NI is shooting up, rampantly.

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