Ashland Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.225 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ASH stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that ASH has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ASH was $77.86,
representing a -10.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.96 and
a 33% increase over the 52 week low of $58.54.
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 $.77. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 8.94%, compared to an
industry average of 1.1%.
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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:
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (
- Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (CEMB)
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials (
- Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB)
- iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is FIW with an increase of
13.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of ASH at 4.2%.