Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/17/19, Ecolab Inc (Symbol: ECL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.46, payable on 7/15/19. As a percentage of ECL's recent stock price of $200.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.23%.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ECL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.92% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ECL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, ECL's low point in its 52 week range is $135.77 per share, with $200.925 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $200.08.
In Thursday trading, Ecolab Inc shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.
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