Stepan Company (SCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 28, 2013

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Stepan Company ( SCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.16 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SCL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that SCL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $58.57, the dividend yield is 1.09%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SCL was $58.57, representing a -9.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.99 and a 30.47% increase over the 52 week low of $44.89.

SCL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). SCL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.39. Zacks Investment Research reports SCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.44%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SCL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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

  • iShares MSCI Canada Small Cap Index Fund (EWCS).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EWCS with an decrease of -4.14% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SCL at 1.25%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: PG , SCL , UL

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