Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 05, 2014

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Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. ( DO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.875 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased DO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that DO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $53.66, the dividend yield is 6.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DO was $53.66, representing a -26.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $73.19 and a 22.82% increase over the 52 week low of $43.69.

DO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). DO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.73. Zacks Investment Research reports DO's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -22.59%, compared to an industry average of 15.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the DO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to DO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DO as a top-10 holding:

  • First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund ( FXN )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE )
  • SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON )
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXN with an increase of 10.33% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DO at 3.07%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: DO , PTR , TOT , FXN , RYE , XES , DON , FAB

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