Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 17, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 05, 2016. Shareholders who purchased RCL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $94.29, the dividend yield is 1.59%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RCL was $94.29, representing a -6.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $100.39 and a 43.06% increase over the 52 week low of $65.91.
RCL is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) and Carnival Corporation ( CUK ). RCL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.56. Zacks Investment Research reports RCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 41.37%, compared to an industry average of 15%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RCL as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an decrease of -4.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RCL at 1.08%.