Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2014

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Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DOW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.63% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of DOW was $50.64, representing a -0.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.96 and a 69.88% increase over the 52 week low of $29.81.

DOW is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). DOW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.61. Zacks Investment Research reports DOW's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 16.73%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.


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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • iShares Global Materials ETF ( MXI )
  • PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 9.06% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of DOW at 9.09%.



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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Referenced Stocks: DOW , DD , LYB , XLB , IYM , VAW , MXI , PYZ

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