Colgate-Palmolive Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 22, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.62 per share is scheduled to be paid on
February 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CL stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that CL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of CL was $107.83,
representing a -2.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $110.97 and
a 23.63% increase over the 52 week low of $87.22.
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 $5.1. Zacks Investment Research reports CL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 6.4%, compared to an industry
average of 11.8%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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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 PXLG with an increase of
5.37% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting
of CL at 3.52%.