Colgate-Palmolive Company (
) 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 (
) and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (
). 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
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 (
- Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund (
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Large Growth Portfolio (
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%.