Ecolab Inc. (
) 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 (
) and Unilever PLC (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials (
- iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (
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%.