Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 01, 2018

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Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 01, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $1.795 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 12, 2018. Shareholders who purchased RIO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 61.71% increase over prior dividend payment.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIO was $56.55, representing a -4.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.25 and a 50.16% increase over the 52 week low of $37.66.

RIO is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO ). Zacks Investment Research reports RIO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 9.12%, compared to an industry average of 14.3%.

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

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

  • iShares, Inc. ( PICK )
  • IQ ARB Global Resources ETF ( GRES )
  • VanEck Vectors Steel ETF ( SLX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of 18.18% over the last 100 days. PICK has the highest percent weighting of RIO at 3.01%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: RIO , BHP , SCCO , PICK , GRES , SLX

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