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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 17, 2015

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%.

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

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

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

  • iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ETF ( JKG )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF - DNQ ( VOE ).

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%.

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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