Praxair, Inc. (PX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 05, 2014

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Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of PX was $130.29, representing a -2.94% decrease from the 52 week high of $134.23 and a 20.99% increase over the 52 week low of $107.69.

PX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). PX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.87. Zacks Investment Research reports PX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.04%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the PX Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 12.56% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of PX at 6.78%.

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: PX , DD , DOW , XLB , IYM , VAW , RTM , PYZ

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