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Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 22, 2017

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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RIO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to RIO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have RIO as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares MSCI Global Select Metals & Mining Producers Fund ( PICK )
  • VanEck Vectors Steel ETF ( SLX ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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