Ashland Inc. (ASH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29, 2012

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

  • iShares S&P MidCap 400/Barra Value Index Fund ( IJJ )
  • SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF (based on S&P MidCap 400 Value ( MDYV ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: ASH , CLX , ETF , IJJ , MDYV , SIAL

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