Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 07, 2014

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Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) 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 ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). 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%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ECL Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF ( KLD ).

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%.



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: ECL , PG , UL , XLB , IYM , VAW , KLD

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