Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 22, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $1.258 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 06, 2017. Shareholders who purchased RIO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 182.06% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of RIO was $46.13, representing a -2.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $47.11 and a 84.08% increase over the 52 week low of $25.06.
RIO is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). Zacks Investment Research reports RIO's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 52.3%, compared to an industry average of 21.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RIO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RIO as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of 47.01% over the last 100 days. PICK has the highest percent weighting of RIO at 2.9%.