Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PX stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $134.03, the dividend yield is 1.94%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PX was $134.03, representing a -0.89% decrease from the 52 week high of $135.24 and a 18.84% increase over the 52 week low of $112.78.
PX 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 ). PX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.08. Zacks Investment Research reports PX's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.75%, compared to an industry average of 8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PX 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 )
- ProShares Ultra Basic Materials ( UYM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is UYM with an increase of 16.18% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of PX at 6.42%.