Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/23/11, Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (NYSE: EL) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $1.05, payable on 12/14/11. As a percentage of EL's recent stock price of $109.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.96%.
Below is a dividend history chart for EL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.05 declared by Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. :
|EL Dividend History|
|* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.|
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
EL operates in the Consumer Goods sector, among companies like Nautilus Inc (NYSE: NLS) which is down about 2.8% today, and American Oriental Bioengineering Inc (NYSE: AOB) trading lower by about 13.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of EL, versus NLS and AOB.
In Monday trading, Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. shares are currently off about 3% on the day.