Ashland Inc. (ASH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 28, 2014

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Ashland Inc. ( ASH ) 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 ( SIAL ) and Clorox Company ( CLX ). 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%.

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

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 ( ISTB )
  • iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTC)
  • iSharesBond Mar 2016 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF ( IBCB )
  • First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ )
  • iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Materials Sector Index Fund (AXMT).

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%.



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: ASH , SIAL , CLX , ISTB , IBCB , FXZ

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