Praxair, Inc. (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.55 per share scheduled for December 17,
2012. Shareholders who purchased PX stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that PX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $107.21, the dividend yield is 2.05%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PX was $107.21,
representing a -8.31% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.93 and
a 7.21% increase over the 52 week low of $100.
PX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (
) and Dow Chemical Company (
). PX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.61. Zacks Investment Research reports PX's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 2.52%, compared to an
industry average of -3.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to PX through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PX as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of
5.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of PX at 7.52%.