Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

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Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) 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 ( DD ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). 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%.


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

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 ( IYM )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ( MGV )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ ).

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%.



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: DD , DOW , IYM , LYB , MGV , PYZ , VAW , XLB

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