Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased RSG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $41.59, the dividend yield is 2.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RSG was $41.59, representing a -4.85% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.71 and a 11.86% increase over the 52 week low of $37.18.
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 $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports RSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 4.59%, compared to an industry average of 5.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RSG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RSG as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Environment Index ETF Fund ( EVX ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an decrease of -9.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RSG at 10.68%.