Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 15, 2019. Shareholders who purchased RSG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 8.7% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $71.96, the dividend yield is 2.08%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RSG was $71.96, representing a -8.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $78.54 and a 19.42% increase over the 52 week low of $60.26.
RSG is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Waste Management, Inc. ( WM ) and Waste Connections, Inc. ( WCN ). RSG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.22. Zacks Investment Research reports RSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 26.2%, compared to an industry average of 24.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RSG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RSG as a top-10 holding:
- VanEck Vectors Environmental Services ETF ( EVX )
- Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials Portfolio ( RGI )
- SPDR SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF ( LGLV )
- WisdomTree Trust ( USMF )
- iShares Trust ( USMV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is USMV with an decrease of -5.88% over the last 100 days. EVX has the highest percent weighting of RSG at 10.78%.
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