Praxair, Inc. ( PX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.825 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased PX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.7% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of PX was $149.43, representing a -10.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $166.95 and a 29.19% increase over the 52 week low of $115.67.
PX is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as DowDuPont Inc. ( DWDP ) and LyondellBasell Industries NV ( LYB ). PX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.32. Zacks Investment Research reports PX's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 13.5%, compared to an industry average of 15.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PX as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
- John Hancock Multifactor Materials ETF ( JHMA )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
- SPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF ( LGLV )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWB with an increase of 9.68% over the last 100 days. VAW has the highest percent weighting of PX at 4.7%.
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