Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (
) 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 (
) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (
- ProShares Ultra Basic Materials (
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%.