Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ( EL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 25, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased EL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $85.41, the dividend yield is 1.4%.
The previous trading day's last sale of EL was $85.41, representing a -6.84% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.68 and a 21.36% increase over the 52 week low of $70.38.
EL is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Procter & Gamble Company ( PG ) and Unilever NV ( UN ). EL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.06. Zacks Investment Research reports EL's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.22%, compared to an industry average of 3%.