Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 13, 2013

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Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased ECL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that ECL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $96.1, the dividend yield is .96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $96.1, representing a -0.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $96.37 and a 52.23% increase over the 52 week low of $63.13.

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 $2.79. Zacks Investment Research reports ECL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 18.6%, compared to an industry average of -4.5%.

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 )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF ( RTM )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF ( KLD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of 12.19% over the last 100 days. XLB has the highest percent weighting of ECL at 4.59%.



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 , KLD , PG , PYZ , RTM , UL , VAW , XLB

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