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PPG Crosses Above 2% Yield Territory

By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, September 17, 3:12 PM ET
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In trading on Monday, shares of PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) were yielding above the 2% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.36), with the stock changing hands as low as $117.78 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) back on 12/31/1998 you would have paid $123.31 per share. Fast forward to 12/31/2011 and each share was worth $125.50 on that date, a mere $2.19 or 1.8% increase over all those years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $23.90 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 21.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.7%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 2% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) is an S&P 500 company, giving it special status as one of the large-cap companies making up the S&P 500 Index.

In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of PPG Industries, Inc., looking at the history chart for PPG below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 2% annual yield.

PPG Dividend History
Date Div*
08/08/12 0.590
05/08/12 0.590
02/15/12 0.570
11/08/11 0.570
08/08/11 0.570
05/06/11 0.570
02/16/11 0.550
11/08/10 0.550
08/06/10 0.550
05/06/10 0.540
02/17/10 0.540
11/06/09 0.540
08/06/09 0.530
05/07/09 0.530
02/18/09 0.530
11/06/08 0.530
08/07/08 0.520
05/08/08 0.520
02/20/08 0.520
11/07/07 0.520
08/08/07 0.520
05/08/07 0.500
02/14/07 0.500
11/08/06 0.480
08/08/06 0.480
05/08/06 0.480
02/15/06 0.470
11/08/05 0.470
08/08/05 0.470
05/06/05 0.470
02/17/05 0.450
11/08/04 0.450
08/06/04 0.450
05/06/04 0.450
02/12/04 0.440
11/06/03 0.440
08/07/03 0.430
05/08/03 0.430
02/13/03 0.430
11/07/02 0.430
08/08/02 0.420
05/08/02 0.420
02/14/02 0.420
11/07/01 0.420
08/08/01 0.420
05/08/01 0.420
02/15/01 0.420
11/08/00 0.400
08/08/00 0.400
05/08/00 0.400
02/17/00 0.400
11/08/99 0.380
08/06/99 0.380
05/06/99 0.380
02/11/99 0.380
11/06/98 0.360
08/06/98 0.360
05/07/98 0.360
02/12/98 0.340
11/06/97 0.340
08/07/97 0.330
05/08/97 0.330
02/13/97 0.330
11/07/96 0.320
08/08/96 0.320
05/08/96 0.320
02/15/96 0.300
11/08/95 0.300
08/08/95 0.300
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.


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According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PPG makes up 3.97% of the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (AMEX:XLB) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Monday.

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