Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2013

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) 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 ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). 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 APD Dividend History page.

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 ( IYM )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ( MGV ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: APD , DD , DOW , IYM , MGV , RTM , VAW , XLB

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