Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 12, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $119.42,
representing a -4% decrease from the 52 week high of $124.40 and a
42.1% increase over the 52 week low of $84.04.
APD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (
) and Dow Chemical Company (
). APD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.73. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.9%, compared to an industry
average of 7.2%.
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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 (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of
6.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of APD at 4.11%.