Ecolab Incorporated (NYSE:ECL) announced its quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share, an increase of about 14% over its prior dividend in September of 17.5 cents. The dividend will be payable on Januar 17 to shareholders of record on December 20. The company also announced that it it completed its $5.6 billion acquisition of water treatment company Nalco Holding.
Shares are higher by 0.9 percent.
In other dividend news, Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) maintained its quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (NYSE:CBI) maintained its quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share. Douglas Emmett Incorporated (NYSE:DEI) maintained its quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share.
Among dividend increases, Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE:WEC) announced its quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share, an increase of about 15% over its prior dividend in November of 26 cents.
Among dividend reductions, John Hancock Hedged Equity & Incorporated (NYSE:HEQ) announced a dividend of 30.79 cents per share, a decrease of about 15% from its prior dividend in September of 36.3 cents.
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