Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 28, 2014

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Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 18, 2014. Shareholders who purchased RIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.93% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $42.55, the dividend yield is 7.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIG was $42.55, representing a -23.66% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.74 and a 10.61% increase over the 52 week low of $38.47.

RIG is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). RIG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.23. Zacks Investment Research reports RIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 3.95%, compared to an industry average of 12.5%.


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

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

  • PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ )
  • Merrill Lynch Market Oil Service HOLDRS ( OIH )
  • iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF ( IEZ )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IEZ with an increase of 9.51% over the last 100 days. PXJ has the highest percent weighting of RIG at 4.86%.



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: RIG , PTR , TOT , PXJ , OIH , IEZ , RYE

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