Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2013
Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DOW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 7th quarter that DOW has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $44.42, the dividend yield is 2.88%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DOW was $44.42, representing a -0.34% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.57 and a 49.01% increase over the 52 week low of $29.81.
DOW is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). DOW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.21. Zacks Investment Research reports DOW's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 19.51%, compared to an industry average of 4.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DOW through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DOW 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 )
- iShares Global Materials ETF ( MXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYM with an increase of 12.24% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of DOW at 8.7%.