Ecolab Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.275 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15,
2014. Shareholders who purchased ECL stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
19.57% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $109.38,
representing a -0.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $110 and a
41.48% increase over the 52 week low of $77.31.
ECL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as Procter & Gamble Company (
) and Unilever PLC (
). ECL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.15. Zacks Investment Research reports ECL's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 17.87%, compared to an
industry average of 11.2%.
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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 Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of
15.45% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of ECL at 4.67%.