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Praxair, Inc. (PX) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 04, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 04, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $117.4, the dividend yield is 2.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PX was $117.4, representing a -3.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $121.86 and a 14.21% increase over the 52 week low of $102.79.
PX 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 ). PX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.6. Zacks Investment Research reports PX's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.81%, compared to an industry average of 4.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PX through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PX 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 ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of 3.41% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of PX at 6.94%.