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Randgold Resources Limited (GOLD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 5/7/2013 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: BHP;GDX;GOLD;VALE

Randgold Resources Limited ( GOLD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share Shareholders who purchased GOLD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of GOLD was $78.79, representing a -38.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $127.27 and a 18.46% increase over the 52 week low of $66.51.

GOLD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). GOLD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.43. Zacks Investment Research reports GOLD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -6.85%, compared to an industry average of -1%.

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

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is GDX with an decrease of -36.09% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GOLD at 4.84%.