Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (SIAL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2013


Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ( SIAL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.215 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SIAL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.5% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $84.59, the dividend yield is 1.02%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SIAL was $84.59, representing a -0.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $85.29 and a 27.16% increase over the 52 week low of $66.52.

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 $3.83. Zacks Investment Research reports SIAL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.51%, compared to an industry average of 9.9%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KLD with an increase of 15.73% over the last 100 days. PYZ has the highest percent weighting of SIAL at 2.46%.

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: ASH , CLX , KLD , PYZ , SIAL

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