E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 14, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that DD has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of DD was $47.5, representing a -17.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $57.50 and a 13.99% increase over the 52 week low of $41.67.
DD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Dow Chemical Company ( DOW ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). DD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.95. Zacks Investment Research reports DD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.44%, compared to an industry average of 1.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DD Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to DD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DD as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
- iShares S&P Global Materials Sector Index Fund ( MXI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of 4.12% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of DD at 8.97%.