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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 30, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.71 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that APD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $113.66, the dividend yield is 2.5%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $113.66, representing a -0.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.75 and a 38.61% increase over the 52 week low of $82.
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 $4.69. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.03%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.
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 )
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
- Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYM with an increase of 13% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of APD at 4.17%.