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ASH Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/17/11

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, August 15, 10:33 AM ET
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On 8/17/11, Ashland Inc (NYSE:ASH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.175, payable on 9/15/11. As a percentage of ASH's recent stock price of $53.58, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ASH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.175 declared by Ashland Inc:

ASH Dividend History
Date Div*
05/31/11 0.175
02/16/11 0.150
11/29/10 0.150
08/18/10 0.150
05/28/10 0.150
02/17/10 0.075
11/27/09 0.075
08/18/09 0.075
05/26/09 0.075
02/17/09 0.075
11/26/08 0.075
08/18/08 0.275
05/23/08 0.275
02/14/08 0.275
11/21/07 0.275
08/16/07 0.275
05/24/07 0.275
02/14/07 0.275
11/22/06 0.275
08/17/06 0.275
05/25/06 0.275
02/15/06 0.275
11/17/05 0.275
08/18/05 0.275
07/01/05 12.620
05/25/05 0.275
02/16/05 0.275
11/18/04 0.275
08/19/04 0.275
05/26/04 0.275
02/19/04 0.275
11/20/03 0.275
08/21/03 0.275
05/28/03 0.275
02/20/03 0.275
11/21/02 0.275
08/22/02 0.275
05/28/02 0.275
02/21/02 0.275
11/21/01 0.275
08/22/01 0.275
05/24/01 0.275
02/21/01 0.275
11/16/00 0.275
08/22/00 0.275
05/25/00 0.275
03/30/00 1.815
02/22/00 0.275
11/18/99 0.275
08/24/99 0.275
05/26/99 0.275
02/22/99 0.275
11/19/98 0.275
08/21/98 0.275
05/28/98 0.275
02/20/98 0.275
11/20/97 0.275
08/22/97 0.275
05/27/97 0.275
02/20/97 0.275
11/21/96 0.275
08/21/96 0.275
05/24/96 0.275
02/21/96 0.275
11/22/95 0.275
08/22/95 0.275
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ASH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.31% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ASH makes up 2.92% of the First Trust ISE Water Index Fund ETF (AMEX:FIW) which is trading up by about 1.9% on the day Monday.

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ASH operates in the Specialty Chemicals sector, among companies like Landec Corp. (NASDAQ:LNDC) which is up about 1.4% today, and Senomyx Inc (NASDAQ:SNMX) trading higher by about 2.7%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of ASH, versus LNDC and SNMX.

ASH,LNDC,SNMX Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Ashland Inc shares are currently up about 1.7% on the day.


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