Occidental Petroleum Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (
). 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%.
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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 (
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Energy Select Sector (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration &
Production Inde (
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%.