WD-40 Company ( WDFC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 03, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.31 per share scheduled for January 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDFC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.9% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDFC was $46.19, representing a -15.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.42 and a 17.35% increase over the 52 week low of $39.36.
WDFC 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 ). WDFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.2. Zacks Investment Research reports WDFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.73%, compared to an industry average of -4.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDFC Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to WDFC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDFC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II PowerShares S&P Smal ( PSCC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PSCC with an increase of 0.65% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDFC at 4.16%.
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