LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 30, 2013


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LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased LYB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $67.18, the dividend yield is 2.98%.

The previous trading day's last sale of LYB was $67.18, representing a -1.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.09 and a 86.77% increase over the 52 week low of $35.97.

LYB 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 ). LYB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.43. Zacks Investment Research reports LYB's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.15%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • First Trust Mega Cap Alphadex Fund ( FMK )
  • First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXZ with an increase of 11.6% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting of LYB at 4.88%.

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 Stocks: DD , DOW , FMK , FXZ , IYM , LYB , RTM , XLB

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