Dow Chemical Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30,
2013. Shareholders who purchased DOW stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that DOW has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DOW was $32.71,
representing a -9.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.08 and
a 19.14% increase over the 52 week low of $27.45.
DOW is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (
) and LyondellBasell Industries NV (
). DOW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.71. Zacks Investment Research reports DOW's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 22.96%, compared to an
industry average of 2.5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to DOW through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DOW as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
- Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of
14.29% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent
weighting of DOW at 8.34%.