PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 20, 2013

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PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.59 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PPG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PPG has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of PPG was $139, representing a -6.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $147.99 and a 55.57% increase over the 52 week low of $89.35.

PPG is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) and RPM International Inc. ( RPM ). PPG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.06. Zacks Investment Research reports PPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -1.42%, compared to an industry average of 2%.


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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 12.09% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of PPG at 4.55%.



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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