Ashland Inc. (ASH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2013

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Ashland Inc. ( ASH ) 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 ( CLX ) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ). 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 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 )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF ( IEMG )
  • iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund ( PFF )
  • 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%.



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 , IEMG , PFF , PYZ , SIAL

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