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