Airgas, Inc. (ARG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 10, 2013

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Airgas, Inc. ( ARG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.48 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 27, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ARG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ARG has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $109.72, the dividend yield is 1.75%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ARG was $109.72, representing a -2.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $112.43 and a 23.84% increase over the 52 week low of $88.60.

ARG is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ). ARG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.59. Zacks Investment Research reports ARG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.35%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ARG Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to ARG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ARG as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • Schwab U.S. Mid Cap ETF ( SCHM )
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF ( SCHG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 10.47% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ARG at 2.44%.



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: ARG , ASML , DHR , PYZ , SCHG , SCHM

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