Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013

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Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.841285 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 12, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RIO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -9.91% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIO was $49.74, representing a -17.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.45 and a 27.08% increase over the 52 week low of $39.14.

RIO is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). Zacks Investment Research reports RIO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -7.67%, compared to an industry average of .3%.


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

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

  • Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of 0.18% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RIO at 12.93%.



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: BHP , RIO , SLX , VALE

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