Smith (A.O.) Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Siemens AG (
). 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
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 (
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P
- PowerShares Dynamic Build & Construction (
- PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio (
- PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio (
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%.