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Rio Tinto Plc (RIO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 06, 2013

Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.9338 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RIO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 28.59% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIO was $51.75, representing a -14.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.45 and a 24.43% increase over the 52 week low of $41.59.

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 2013 as 19.14%, compared to an industry average of 5.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RIO Dividend History page.

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 All Peru Capped Index Fund ( EPU )
  • Market Vectors Steel Index ETF Fund ( SLX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is SLX with an increase of 3.15% over the last 100 days. EPU has the highest percent weighting of RIO at 2.99%.

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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