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Smith (A.O.) Corporation (AOS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 29, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Smith (A.O.) Corporation ( AOS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.12 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AOS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -40% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $50.75, the dividend yield is .95%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AOS was $50.75, representing a -1.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.52 and a 77.88% increase over the 52 week low of $28.53.
AOS is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as General Electric Company ( GE ) and Siemens AG ( SI ). AOS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.8. Zacks Investment Research reports AOS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 34.94%, compared to an industry average of 18.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to AOS through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AOS as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Homebuilders ETF ( XHB )
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCI )
- SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (based on S&P SmallCap 600 Index -- ( SLY )
- iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index Fund ( IJR )
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF ( VIOO ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCI with an increase of 17.95% over the last 100 days. XHB has the highest percent weighting of AOS at 3.58%.