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Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 17, 2017

Ecolab Inc. ( ECL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 17, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.37 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased ECL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 5.71% increase over prior dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of ECL was $125.37, representing a -0.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $126.17 and a 21.1% increase over the 52 week low of $103.53.

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 $4.15. Zacks Investment Research reports ECL's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 10.09%, compared to an industry average of 8.5%.

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:

  • PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio ( PHO )
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB )
  • iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF ( IYM )
  • PowerShares Global Water Portfolio ( PIO )
  • Vanguard Materials ETF - DNQ ( VAW ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYM with an increase of 15.14% over the last 100 days. PHO has the highest percent weighting of ECL at 8.13%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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