Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 18, 2013

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Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -45.16% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $62.28, the dividend yield is 2.18%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CL was $62.28, representing a -0.67% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.70 and a 21.14% increase over the 52 week low of $51.41.

CL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). CL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.4. Zacks Investment Research reports CL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.67%, compared to an industry average of 5.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSL with an increase of 4.95% over the last 100 days. XLP has the highest percent weighting of CL at 3.52%.



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 , IYK , PG , PSL , UL , VDC , XLP

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