Airgas, Inc. (ARG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Airgas, Inc. ( ARG ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. 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 $90.99, the dividend yield is 1.76%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ARG was $90.99, representing a -2.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $93.05 and a 21.53% increase over the 52 week low of $74.87.

ARG is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). ARG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.23. Zacks Investment Research reports ARG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.58%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ARG Dividend History page.

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Referenced Symbols: ARG , CAJ , DHR

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