Ashland Inc. (ASH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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Ashland Inc. ( ASH ) 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 ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). 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%.

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:

  • First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ( FIW )
  • Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund (CEMB)
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • Baa-Ba Rated Corporate Bond Fund (QLTB)
  • iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund ( PFF ).

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%.



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 , CLX , FIW , PFF , PYZ , SIAL

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