Raytheon Company (RTN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012

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Raytheon Company ( RTN ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for February 07, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RTN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that RTN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $58.72, the dividend yield is 3.41%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RTN was $58.72, representing a -1.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.34 and a 23.62% increase over the 52 week low of $47.50.

RTN is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). RTN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.8. Zacks Investment Research reports RTN's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -6.2%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RTN Dividend History page.

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

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund ( ITA )
  • PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
  • SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XAR with an increase of 13.69% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of RTN at 5.53%.



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



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Referenced Stocks: CAJ , DHR , ITA , PPA , RGI , RTN , XAR

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