Royal Bank Of Canada ( RY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 23, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.614 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 0.99% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $59.84, the dividend yield is 4.1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RY was $59.84, representing a -6.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.08 and a 27.86% increase over the 52 week low of $46.80.
RY is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Westpac Banking Corporation ( WBK ) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc ( MTU ). RY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.03. Zacks Investment Research reports RY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.16%, compared to an industry average of -1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RY Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RY as a top-10 holding:
- db-X trackers MSCI Canada Hedged Equity Fund ( DBCN )
- PowerShares KBW International Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWX )
- AdvisorShares Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF ( DBIZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWX with an decrease of -10.84% over the last 100 days. DBCN has the highest percent weighting of RY at 6.82%.
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