Raymond James Financial, Inc. ( RJF ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.14 per share scheduled for January 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RJF stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.69% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $38.8, the dividend yield is 1.44%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RJF was $38.8, representing a -2.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $39.99 and a 26.34% increase over the 52 week low of $30.71.
RJF is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS ). RJF's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.2. Zacks Investment Research reports RJF's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 25.15%, compared to an industry average of -11.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RJF Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RJF through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RJF as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Capital Markets Portfolio ( KBWC )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund ( IAI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IAI with an increase of 12.68% over the last 100 days. KBWC has the highest percent weighting of RJF at 4.86%.
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