Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 20, 2013
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 08, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RCL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 108.33% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $40.29, the dividend yield is 2.48%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RCL was $40.29, representing a -0.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $40.60 and a 35.7% increase over the 52 week low of $29.69.
RCL is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Carnival Corporation ( CUK ) and General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ). RCL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.34. Zacks Investment Research reports RCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 16.13%, compared to an industry average of 3.3%.