Ashland Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $88.77, the dividend yield is 1.53%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ASH was $88.77,
representing a -2.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.11 and
a 50.56% increase over the 52 week low of $58.96.
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 $.33. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.49%, compared to an
industry average of 6.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials (
- iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (
- iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund (
- iShares B - Ca Rated Corporate Bond ETF (QLTC).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FIW with an increase of
17.63% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of ASH at 4.2%.