Balchem Corporation (BCPC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012

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Balchem Corporation ( BCPC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased BCPC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 22.22% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of BCPC was $35.67, representing a -16.74% decrease from the 52 week high of $42.84 and a 34.3% increase over the 52 week low of $26.56.

BCPC is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). BCPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.31. Zacks Investment Research reports BCPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.43%, compared to an industry average of 3.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BCPC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BCPC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BCPC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCM with an increase of 6.21% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCPC at 3.77%.



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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