Ashland Inc. (
) 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
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 $67.16.
ASH is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes
companies such as Clorox Company (
) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (
). ASH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is -$.02. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -5.61%, compared to an
industry average of 4.7%.
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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 Financial Bond ETF (
- iShares Utilities Bond ETF (
- iSharesBond 2016 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (
- iShares India 50 ETF (
- iShares Industrial Bond ETF (
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%.