Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/12/11, US Ecology, Inc. (NASD: ECOL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $ 0.18, payable on 10/21/11. As a percentage of ECOL’s recent stock price of $ 16.33, this dividend works out to approximately 1.10%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ECOL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $ 0.18 declared by US Ecology, Inc.:

ECOL Dividend History
Date Div*
07/13/11 0.180
04/13/11 0.180
01/12/11 0.180
10/13/10 0.180
07/14/10 0.180
04/14/10 0.180
01/13/10 0.180
10/14/09 0.180
07/15/09 0.180
04/15/09 0.180
01/14/09 0.180
10/08/08 0.180
07/09/08 0.180
04/09/08 0.150
01/09/08 0.150
10/10/07 0.150
07/11/07 0.150
04/11/07 0.150
01/10/07 0.150
10/11/06 0.150
07/12/06 0.150
04/11/06 0.150
12/28/05 0.150
10/07/05 0.150
06/29/05 0.150
09/28/04 0.250
* 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 ECOL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.41% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ECOL makes up 4.17% of the Environmental Services ETF (AMEX: EVX) which is trading up by about 1.1% on the day Monday.

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ECOL operates in the Waste Management sector, among companies like Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) which is up about 1.4% today, and Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) trading higher by about 1.9%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of ECOL, versus WM and RSG.

ECOL,WM,RSG Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, US Ecology, Inc. shares are currently up about 2.2% on the day.

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