Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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Eastman Chemical Company ( EMN ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share scheduled for December 31, 2012. Shareholders who purchased EMN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.38% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $62.71, the dividend yield is 1.91%.

The previous trading day's last sale of EMN was $62.71, representing a -0.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.05 and a 75.76% increase over the 52 week low of $35.68.

EMN 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 ). EMN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.09. Zacks Investment Research reports EMN's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.65%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.

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

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

  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • SPDR DJ Wilshire Mid Cap ETF ( EMM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 9.49% over the last 100 days. RTM has the highest percent weighting of EMN at 3.4%.



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 , EMM , EMN , PYZ , RTM

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