Friday's Ex-Dividends To Watch: CL, VALE, APA

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Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 3 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.9% to 2.8%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Friday:

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Owners of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $59.21 as of 4:00 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Company has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Colgate-Palmolive Company has a market cap of $55.5 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets consumer products worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.95.

TheStreet Ratings rates Colgate-Palmolive Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Colgate-Palmolive Company Ratings Report now.

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