PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 07, 2014
PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.67 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PPG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.84% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $198.21, the dividend yield is 1.35%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPG was $198.21, representing a -6.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $213.01 and a 27.66% increase over the 52 week low of $155.27.
PPG is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) and RPM International Inc. ( RPM ). PPG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $15.06. Zacks Investment Research reports PPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.57%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPG 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 )
- ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ( UYM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UYM with an increase of 9.02% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of PPG at 4.64%.