Ashland Inc. (ASH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013

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Ashland Inc. ( ASH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ASH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 51.11% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $90.41, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ASH was $90.41, representing a -0.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.11 and a 34.62% increase over the 52 week low of $67.16.

ASH is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). ASH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.02. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.61%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.

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

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

  • iShares Financial Bond ETF ( MONY )
  • iShares Utilities Bond ETF ( AMPS )
  • iSharesBond 2016 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF ( IBCB )
  • iShares India 50 ETF ( INDY )
  • iShares Industrial Bond ETF ( ENGN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is MONY with an decrease of -4.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ASH at 4.52%.



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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