NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) is tomorrow, March 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $59.71 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%. The average volume for Ecolab has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $14.16 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Ecolab Inc. develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, and industrial markets primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.3, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 28.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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