Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.235 per share scheduled for January 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RSG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.82% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $29.74, the dividend yield is 3.16%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RSG was $29.74, representing a -5.04% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.32 and a 18.25% increase over the 52 week low of $25.15.
RSG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) and Stericycle, Inc. ( SRCL ). RSG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.71. Zacks Investment Research reports RSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -5.05%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RSG Dividend History page.
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The top-performing ETF of this group is CZA with an increase of 5.1% over the last 100 days. EVX has the highest percent weighting of RSG at 10.59%.