Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 02, 2013

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2834 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SQM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -70.17% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SQM was $49.49, representing a -24.22% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.31 and a 2.01% increase over the 52 week low of $48.52.

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 $2.47. Zacks Investment Research reports SQM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.53%, compared to an industry average of 4.8%.


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:

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is FRN with an decrease of -3.99% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SQM at 4.45%.



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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