Ecolab Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (
). 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%.
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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 (
- iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund
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%.