Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2013

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Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -75% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of EL was $63.03, representing a -4.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $66.07 and a 26.54% increase over the 52 week low of $49.81.

EL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Colgate-Palmolive Company ( CL ). EL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.35. Zacks Investment Research reports EL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.88%, compared to an industry average of 11.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EL Dividend History page.



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