Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.54 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased OXY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that OXY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $73.58, the dividend yield is 2.94%.

The previous trading day's last sale of OXY was $73.58, representing a -31.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $106.68 and a 1.59% increase over the 52 week low of $72.43.

OXY is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras ( PBR ). OXY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.26. Zacks Investment Research reports OXY's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -17.01%, compared to an industry average of -13%.

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

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

  • Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF ( FRAK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Fund ( IYE )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Inde ( IEO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXE with an increase of 17.49% over the last 100 days. FRAK has the highest percent weighting of OXY at 7.9%.

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