Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (UGP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 28, 2013

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Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. ( UGP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.3343 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UGP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 34.36% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of UGP was $26.11, representing a -2.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.74 and a 37.35% increase over the 52 week low of $19.01.

UGP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Cheniere Energy Partners, LP ( CQP ) and Cheniere Energy, Inc. ( LNG ). UGP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.95. Zacks Investment Research reports UGP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.24%, compared to an industry average of -7%.

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

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

  • iShares S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index Fund ( EMIF )
  • EGShares Utilities GEMS ETF ( UGEM )
  • Guggenheim ABC High Dividend ETF ( ABCS )
  • BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund ( ADRE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is EMIF with an increase of 9.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of UGP at 9.43%.



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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