Reynolds American Inc ( RAI ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 08, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 03, 2017. Shareholders who purchased RAI prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 27.78% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $55.19, the dividend yield is 3.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RAI was $55.19, representing a -2.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.65 and a 27.22% increase over the 52 week low of $43.38.
RAI is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Philip Morris International Inc ( PM ) and Altria Group ( MO ). RAI's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.84. Zacks Investment Research reports RAI's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 15.73%, compared to an industry average of .7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RAI through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RAI as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RHS with an decrease of -10.06% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RAI at 3.25%.