Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.71 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 13, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
10.94% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $87.47,
representing a -5.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.79 and
a 14.93% 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 $5.6. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.68%, compared to an
industry average of 2.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to APD through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have APD as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value (
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of
12.09% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent
weighting of APD at 3.97%.