E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DD has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of DD was $47.5, representing a -17.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.50 and a 13.99% increase over the 52 week low of $41.67.

DD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). DD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.95. Zacks Investment Research reports DD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.44%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to DD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DD 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 S&P Global Materials Sector Index Fund ( MXI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of 4.12% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of DD at 8.97%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: DD , DOW , IYM , LYB , MXI , VAW , XLB

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