E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ( DD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 12, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.47 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.44% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $70.73, the dividend yield is 2.66%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DD was $70.73, representing a -3% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.92 and a 19.17% increase over the 52 week low of $59.35.
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 $3.36. Zacks Investment Research reports DD's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.42%, compared to an industry average of 1.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to DD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DD as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
- iShares Global Materials ETF ( MXI )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
- ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ( UYM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an decrease of -1.53% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting of DD at 9.1%.
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