Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2013

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation ( OXY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.64 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased OXY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 18.52% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of OXY was $82.65, representing a -21.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $104.71 and a 14.12% 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 TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). OXY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.67. Zacks Investment Research reports OXY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.14%, compared to an industry average of 3.4%.


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 )
  • Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil and Gas Fund ( IYE )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Inde ( IEO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXE with an increase of 17.38% over the last 100 days. FRAK has the highest percent weighting of OXY at 8.14%.



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




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