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Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2013

Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DOW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DOW has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of DOW was $32.71, representing a -9.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.08 and a 19.14% increase over the 52 week low of $27.45.

DOW is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). DOW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.71. Zacks Investment Research reports DOW's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 22.96%, compared to an industry average of 2.5%.

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

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

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ( MGV )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PYZ with an increase of 14.29% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting of DOW at 8.34%.

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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