US Ecology, Inc. ( ECOL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 21, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased ECOL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 27th quarter that ECOL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of ECOL was $41.44, representing a -19.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.60 and a 34.36% increase over the 52 week low of $30.84.
ECOL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) and Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ). ECOL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.84. Zacks Investment Research reports ECOL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 8.52%, compared to an industry average of 63.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ECOL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ECOL as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX )
- First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund ( FDM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FDM with an increase of 1.11% over the last 100 days. EVX has the highest percent weighting of ECOL at 3.13%.