Balchem Corporation (BCPC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 19, 2013


Balchem Corporation ( BCPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BCPC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.18% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of BCPC was $56.69, representing a -5.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.80 and a 63.61% increase over the 52 week low of $34.65.

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 $1.45. Zacks Investment Research reports BCPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.88%, compared to an industry average of -1.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BCPC Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • PowerShares S&P SmallCap Materials Portfolio ( PSCM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCM with an increase of 10.15% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of BCPC at 4.37%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: BCPC , DD , DOW , PSCM News News

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