Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. ( RS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 04, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 21, 2014. Shareholders who purchased RS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.06% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of RS was $69.28, representing a -9.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.78 and a 16.55% increase over the 52 week low of $59.44.
RS is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Precision Castparts Corporation ( PCP ) and National Oilwel Varcol, Inc. ( NOV ). RS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.15. Zacks Investment Research reports RS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 23.14%, compared to an industry average of -3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RS as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is XME with an increase of 11.68% over the last 100 days. SLX has the highest percent weighting of RS at 4.66%.