Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.71 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 10, 2014. 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 $113.66, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $113.66,
representing a -0.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.75 and
a 38.61% increase over the 52 week low of $82.
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 $4.69. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.03%, compared to an
industry average of 4.3%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials (
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYM with an increase of
13% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting
of APD at 4.17%.