On 1/22/13, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.62, payable on 2/15/13. As a percentage of CL's recent stock price of $108.64, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when CL shares open for trading on 1/22/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.62 declared by Colgate-Palmolive Co.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.28% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
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