Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.64 per share scheduled for February 11,
2013. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that APD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $85.26, the dividend yield is 3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $85.26,
representing a -8.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.79 and
a 12.02% increase over the 52 week low of $76.11.
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 $5.45. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.27%, compared to an
industry average of -5.3%.
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of
9.96% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting
of APD at 4.14%.