Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 14, 2013

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Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ECL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that ECL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $84.25, the dividend yield is 1.09%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $84.25, representing a -5.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.47 and a 36.64% increase over the 52 week low of $61.66.

ECL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). ECL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.72. Zacks Investment Research reports ECL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.79%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.

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 )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF ( MGV )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is MGV with an increase of 11.33% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of ECL at 4.49%.



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: ACWV , ECL , MGV , PG , PYZ , UL , VAW , XLB

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