Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 27, 2014

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 11, 2014. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.45% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $129.54, the dividend yield is 2.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $129.54, representing a -1.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $131.48 and a 43.74% increase over the 52 week low of $90.12.

APD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). APD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.67. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.35%, compared to an industry average of 7.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the APD Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to APD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have APD as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV )
  • ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ( UYM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is UYM with an increase of 27.2% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of APD at 4.21%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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