NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) is tomorrow, April 20, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 62 cents per share. At a price of $98.56 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%. The average volume for Colgate-Palmolive has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Colgate-Palmolive has a market cap of $46.36 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 19.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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