Republic Services, Inc. ( RSG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 29, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.345 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 16, 2017. Shareholders who purchased RSG prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.81% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of RSG was $66.59, representing a -0.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.18 and a 35.4% increase over the 52 week low of $49.18.
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 $1.95. Zacks Investment Research reports RSG's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.4%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.
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 ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is EVX with an increase of 10.99% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RSG at 9.6%.