Raytheon Company ( RTN ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share scheduled for February 07, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RTN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that RTN has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $58.72, the dividend yield is 3.41%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RTN was $58.72, representing a -1.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $59.34 and a 23.62% increase over the 52 week low of $47.50.
RTN is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Canon, Inc. ( CAJ ) and Danaher Corporation ( DHR ). RTN's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.8. Zacks Investment Research reports RTN's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -6.2%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RTN Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RTN through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RTN as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund ( ITA )
- PowerShares Aerospace & Defense ( PPA )
- SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF ( XAR )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XAR with an increase of 13.69% over the last 100 days. ITA has the highest percent weighting of RTN at 5.53%.