Balchem Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Dow Chemical Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
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%.