Seadrill Limited (SDRL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 05, 2014


Seadrill Limited ( SDRL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.98 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased SDRL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.16% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of SDRL was $36.65, representing a -23.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.09 and a 7.6% increase over the 52 week low of $34.06.

SDRL is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). SDRL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.47. Zacks Investment Research reports SDRL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 41.57%, compared to an industry average of 8.8%.

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

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

  • iShares MSCI Norway Capped Investable Market Index Fund (ENOR)
  • Merrill Lynch Market Oil Service HOLDRS ( OIH )
  • SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF ( RSCO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ENOR with an increase of 6.19% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SDRL at 8.28%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: SDRL , PTR , TOT , OIH , RSCO News News

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