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Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2014
By: NASDAQ.com News
Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased EL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of EL was $67.9, representing a -10.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.77 and a 10.77% increase over the 52 week low of $61.30.
EL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever PLC ( UL ). EL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports EL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.24%, compared to an industry average of 2%.