Ashland Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 28, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15,
2014. Shareholders who purchased ASH stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th
quarter that ASH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $103, the dividend yield is 1.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ASH was $103,
representing a -1.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.37 and
a 27.16% increase over the 52 week low of $81.
ASH is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes
companies such as Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (
) and Clorox Company (
). ASH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $7.53. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -43.13%, compared to an
industry average of 7.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to ASH through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ASH as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Core Short-Term US Bond ETF (
- iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTC)
- iSharesBond Mar 2016 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (
- First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (
- iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials Sector Index Fund
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXZ with an increase of
3.22% over the last 100 days. ISTB has the highest percent
weighting of ASH at 4.23%.