Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 14, 2012

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Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 14, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased ECL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $72.53, the dividend yield is 1.27%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $72.53, representing a -0.36% decrease from the 52 week high of $72.79 and a 34.31% increase over the 52 week low of $54.

ECL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ). ECL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.93. Zacks Investment Research reports ECL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 17.51%, compared to an industry average of 3.1%.

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

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

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 3.72% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ECL at 4.68%.

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

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: ACWV , CL , ECL , PG , XLB

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