Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 01, 2013

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Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 01, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. 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 same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $75.84, representing a -0.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.98 and a 29.09% increase over the 52 week low of $58.75.

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 $2.36.

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 Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 2.58% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ECL at 4.15%.



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 , CL , ECL , PG , VAW , XLB

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