Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 21, 2013

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Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. At the current stock price of $46.53, the dividend yield is 4.81%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIG was $46.53, representing a -21.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.50 and a 6.6% increase over the 52 week low of $43.65.

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 $1.92. Zacks Investment Research reports RIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.83%, compared to an industry average of -.1%.

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

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

  • iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF ( IEZ )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IEZ with an increase of 2.83% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RIG at 4.62%.



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: IEZ , PTR , PXJ , RIG , TOT

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