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12/10/2012 2:00:04 PM
Albemarle Corporation ( ALB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for January 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ALB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ALB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $59.2, the dividend yield is 1.35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ALB was $59.2, representing a -13.59% decrease from the 52 week high of $68.51 and a 23.8% increase over the 52 week low of $47.82.
ALB 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 ). ALB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.83. Zacks Investment Research reports ALB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -5.32%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ALB Dividend History page.