Reynolds American Inc (RAI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Reynolds American Inc ( RAI ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.59 per share scheduled for January 02, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RAI stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that RAI has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $43.9, the dividend yield is 5.38%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RAI was $43.9, representing a -6.46% decrease from the 52 week high of $46.93 and a 12.71% increase over the 52 week low of $38.95.

RAI is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and British American Tobacco Industries, p.l.c. ( BTI ). RAI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.51. Zacks Investment Research reports RAI's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.86%, compared to an industry average of 4.5%.

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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • Russell 1000 Low Beta ETF (LBTA)
  • WisdomTree Dividend Ex-Financials Fund ( DTN )
  • Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF ( DEF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is LBTA with an increase of 8.08% over the last 100 days. PSL has the highest percent weighting of RAI at 2.69%.



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: BTI , DEF , DTN , PM , PSL , RAI , RHS

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