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2014-02-14 12:21:07

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, has declared a quarterly dividend on the utility's preferred stock. The following dividend is payable April 1, 2014 to shareholders of record March 3, 2014: $1.125 per share on the $4.50 stock (NYSE: CMS_pb). CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) is a Michigan-based company that has an electric and natural gas utility, Consumers Energy, as its primary business and...

2014-02-13 16:23:17

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that it will release consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year-ended December 31, 2013 before the market opens on February 27, 2014. In addition, ITC will conduct a webcast and conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, February 27, 2014, during which Joseph L. Welch, chairman, president and CEO, and Cameron M. Bready, executive vice president and CFO, will discuss...

2014-02-13 08:22:19

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has selected AMEC, with Michigan offices in Novi and Traverse City, to represent the company as the owner's engineer for the decommissioning program for the planned retirement of seven operating units at the utility's three oldest coal-fired generating plants. AMEC, an international engineering and project management company, has extensive experience with power plant decommissioning. "We're pleased to retain AMEC for this...

2014-02-06 16:22:20

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that its board of directors has approved a 3 for 1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On February 28, 2014, shareholders of record as of February 18, 2014 will receive a distribution of two additional shares of ITC common stock for each share they hold. Upon completion of the stock split, ITC will have approximately 157.5 million shares of common stock outstanding. This is the first...

2014-02-06 08:22:34

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan homes and businesses have saved $575 million through 2013 by taking advantage of Consumers Energy's energy efficiency programs, lowering their natural gas and electric bills, and providing a boost to the state's economic recovery. "Michigan residents are using our energy efficiency programs to manage their bills. It's a powerful tool to free up money for household budgets, especially during a cold winter like this one," said Garrick...

2014-02-04 16:24:20

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tom Webb, will provide a company overview at the 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The 30-minute presentation is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m. EST. The presentation will be webcast and available on the company's website. To access the webcast, go to the CMS Energy website, www.cmsenergy.com, and select "Investor Relations"...

2014-02-04 08:22:27

Information designed to help Michigan residents save money, manage energy use JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A redesigned page on Consumers Energy's website provides one-stop shopping for customers seeking energy savings tips or information about assistance programs and services during this winter of extreme temperatures. People who visit www.consumersenergy.com/energyanswers will find information on simple ways to save energy, a free tool to analyze energy use, and information...

2014-01-30 08:23:58

ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PURCHASE CLEAN-BURNING NATURAL GAS PLANT JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $102 million, or $0.37 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to reported net income of $67 million, or $0.25 per share, for the same quarter of 2012. Adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) net income for the fourth quarter and year was the same as the reported amounts. For 2013, CMS Energy had reported net...

2014-01-23 12:24:27

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of CMS Energy increased today the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock by 6 percent, to 27 cents per share, up from 25.5 cents per share. Based on Wednesday's closing price for CMS Energy common stock, $26.93, the higher dividend represents an annualized yield of 4 percent. The first quarter dividend for the common stock is payable Feb. 28, 2014 to shareholders of record on Feb. 7, 2014. John Russell,...

2014-01-16 16:21:34

JACKSON, Mich., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Michigan feeling the impact of this cold winter, Consumers Energy is continuing to work to keep heating costs low. It also is offering information and assistance to help the public this heating season. "Mother Nature isn't going easy on Michigan this winter, but the homeowners and business owners we serve should know we are looking out for them," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy's vice president of energy delivery. "Even with increased...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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