Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 19, 2013

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Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 19, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.68 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.68% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $117.85, the dividend yield is 2.31%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CL was $117.85, representing a -1.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $119.48 and a 22.49% increase over the 52 week low of $96.21.

CL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ). CL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.15. Zacks Investment Research reports CL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.62%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CL Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to CL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CL as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio ( PXLG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLP with an increase of 15.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CL at 3.43%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CL , EL , IYK , PG , PSL , PXLG , VDC , XLP

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