Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2014

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Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SIAL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.98% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SIAL was $93.26, representing a -3.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $96.87 and a 27.33% increase over the 52 week low of $73.24.

SIAL is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Clorox Company ( CLX ) and Ashland Inc. ( ASH ). SIAL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.05. Zacks Investment Research reports SIAL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.21%, compared to an industry average of 12.6%.

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

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

  • PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 10.39% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SIAL at 2.58%.



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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Referenced Stocks: SIAL , CLX , ASH , PYZ

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