Clorox To Trade Ex-Div

According to DividendChannel.com, on 7/25/11, Clorox Co. (CLX) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.60, payable on 8/12/11. As a percentage of CLX's recent stock price of $74.22, this dividend works out to approximately 0.81%.

Below is a dividend history chart for CLX, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.60 declared by Clorox Co.:

CLX Dividend History
Date Div*
04/25/11 0.550
01/25/11 0.550
10/25/10 0.550
07/26/10 0.550
04/26/10 0.500
01/26/10 0.500
10/26/09 0.500
07/23/09 0.500
04/23/09 0.460
01/26/09 0.460
10/24/08 0.460
07/24/08 0.460
04/23/08 0.400
10/29/07 0.400
07/25/07 0.400
04/25/07 0.310
01/29/07 0.310
10/27/06 0.290
07/27/06 0.290
04/26/06 0.290
01/25/06 0.290
10/27/05 0.280
07/27/05 0.280
04/26/05 0.280
01/27/05 0.280
10/27/04 0.270
07/26/04 0.270
04/26/04 0.270
01/27/04 0.270
10/28/03 0.270
07/29/03 0.270
04/28/03 0.220
01/29/03 0.220
10/29/02 0.220
07/29/02 0.210
04/26/02 0.210
01/29/02 0.210
10/29/01 0.210
07/30/01 0.210
04/26/01 0.210
01/29/01 0.210
10/27/00 0.210
07/27/00 0.210
04/26/00 0.200
01/27/00 0.200
10/27/99 0.200
07/28/99 0.200
04/28/99 0.180
01/25/99 0.180
10/21/98 0.180
07/22/98 0.180
04/22/98 0.160
01/28/98 0.160
10/22/97 0.160
07/24/97 0.160
04/23/97 0.145
01/29/97 0.145
10/23/96 0.145
07/24/96 0.145
04/24/96 0.133
01/24/96 0.133
10/25/95 0.133
* 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 CLX is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CLX makes up 2.37% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) which is trading higher by about 0.4% on the day Thursday.

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CLX operates in the Consumer Goods sector, among companies like Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (EL) which is up about 0.4% today, and Sony Corp (SNE) trading lower by about 0.7%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of CLX, versus EL and SNE.

CLX,EL,SNE Relative Performance Chart

In Thursday trading, Clorox Co. shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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