Smith (A.O.) Corporation (AOS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 25, 2013

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Smith (A.O.) Corporation ( AOS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 25, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AOS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $73.36, the dividend yield is 1.31%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AOS was $73.36, representing a -2.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.20 and a 69.62% increase over the 52 week low of $43.25.

AOS is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Siemens AG ( SI ). AOS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.23. Zacks Investment Research reports AOS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.7%, compared to an industry average of 13.2%.

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

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

  • SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
  • PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Build & Construction ( PKB )
  • PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio ( PUW )
  • PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio ( PBD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBD with an increase of 23.38% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of AOS at 3.46%.



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.



This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AOS , GE , PBD , PKB , PSCI , PUW , SI , XHB

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