International Paper Company (IP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 21, 2014


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International Paper Company ( IP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased IP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that IP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $46.84, the dividend yield is 2.99%.

The previous trading day's last sale of IP was $46.84, representing a -6.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.33 and a 10.58% increase over the 52 week low of $42.36.

IP is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Meadwestvaco Corporation ( MWV ) and Fibria Celulose S.A. ( FBR ). IP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.19. Zacks Investment Research reports IP's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 12.27%, compared to an industry average of 13.9%.

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

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

  • Guggenheim Timber ETF ( CUT )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 6.53% over the last 100 days. CUT has the highest percent weighting of IP at 4.37%.

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

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Referenced Stocks: IP , MWV , FBR , CUT , XLB , IYM , VAW

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