PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased PPG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PPG has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PPG was $100.81, representing a -13.84% decrease from the 52 week high of $117 and a 12.46% increase over the 52 week low of $89.64.
PPG is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Valspar Corporation ( VAL ) and Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ( AXTA ). PPG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.27. Zacks Investment Research reports PPG's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.96%, compared to an industry average of 9.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PPG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PPG as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF - DNQ ( VAW )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF ( JKD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RTM with an increase of 15.22% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PPG at 3.99%.