Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.9499 per share Shareholders who purchased SQM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 212.98% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $56.05.

The previous trading day's last sale of SQM was $56.05, representing a -14.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.31 and a 12.06% increase over the 52 week low of $50.02.

SQM is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ). SQM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.53. Zacks Investment Research reports SQM's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 23.35%, compared to an industry average of -4%.

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

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

  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Materials Sector Index Fund ( EMMT )
  • Guggenheim Frontier Markets ETF ( FRN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FRN with an decrease of -1.44% over the last 100 days. EMMT has the highest percent weighting of SQM at 4.99%.



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: EMMT , FRN , SQM , TCK , VMC

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