Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 28, 2014
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.77 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.45% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $119.42, representing a -4% decrease from the 52 week high of $124.40 and a 42.1% increase over the 52 week low of $84.04.
APD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ). APD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.73. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 4.9%, compared to an industry average of 7.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to APD through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have APD as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD )
- Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF ( SCHV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 6.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of APD at 4.11%.