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Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 02, 2013

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. ( DO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.875 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased DO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that DO has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $67.44, the dividend yield is 5.19%.

The previous trading day's last sale of DO was $67.44, representing a -12.24% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.85 and a 5.46% increase over the 52 week low of $63.95.

DO is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). DO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5. Zacks Investment Research reports DO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.89%, compared to an industry average of -.6%.

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

Interested in gaining exposure to DO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have DO as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXJ with an increase of 1.76% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of DO at 4.89%.

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


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

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