Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 29, 2013

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Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -29.11% decrease from the prior year. At the current stock price of $52.06, the dividend yield is 4.3%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIG was $52.06, representing a -12.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.50 and a 32.4% increase over the 52 week low of $39.32.

RIG is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras ( PBR ). RIG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.22. Zacks Investment Research reports RIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.37%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.

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 Dow Jones U.S. Oil Equipment & Services Index Fund ( IEZ )
  • SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XES with an increase of 15.36% over the last 100 days. IEZ has the highest percent weighting of RIG at 5.08%.



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 , PBR , PTR , RIG , XES

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