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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.64 per share scheduled for February 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that APD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $85.26, the dividend yield is 3%.

The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $85.26, representing a -8.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.79 and a 12.02% increase over the 52 week low of $76.11.

APD 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 ). APD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.45. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.27%, compared to an industry average of -5.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the APD Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to APD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have APD as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF ( SCHD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 9.96% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of APD at 4.14%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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