Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 29, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.86 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 13, 2017. Shareholders who purchased APD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that APD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $147.38, the dividend yield is 2.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $147.38, representing a -6.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $157.84 and a 28.56% increase over the 52 week low of $114.64.
APD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ). APD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.89. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as -15.52%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to APD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have APD as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF - DNQ ( VAW )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF ( JKE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of 6.2% over the last 100 days. RTM has the highest percent weighting of APD at 4.01%.
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