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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 27, 2013

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. ( APD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.71 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased APD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.94% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of APD was $87.47, representing a -5.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $92.79 and a 14.93% 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 $5.6. Zacks Investment Research reports APD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.68%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.

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:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ( MGV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 12.09% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting of APD at 3.97%.

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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