Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013

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Packaging Corporation of America ( PKG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3125 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PKG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of PKG was $43.45, representing a -0.93% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.86 and a 68.61% increase over the 52 week low of $25.77.

PKG is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Ball Corporation ( BLL ). PKG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.68. Zacks Investment Research reports PKG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.2%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.

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

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

  • iShares S&P Global Timber &Forestry Index Fund ( WOOD )
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY )
  • Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF ( VBR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is WOOD with an increase of 22.53% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PKG 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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: BLL , FNY , KMB , PKG , VBR , WOOD

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