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Raytheon Company (RTN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2012

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%.

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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