Ashland Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 29, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.225 per share scheduled for December 15,
2012. Shareholders who purchased ASH stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that ASH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $69.15, the dividend yield is 1.3%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ASH was $69.15,
representing a -11.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.27 and
a 39.98% increase over the 52 week low of $49.40.
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 $.28. Zacks Investment Research reports ASH's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.39%, compared to an
industry average of -3.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to ASH through an Exchange
Traded Fund (
The following ETF(s) have ASH as a top-10 holding:
- iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap
400 Value (
The top-performing ETF of this group is MDYV with an increase of
7.34% over the last 100 days. IJJ has the highest percent weighting
of ASH at 0.99%.