Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 04, 2015. Shareholders who purchased RCL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that RCL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of RCL was $76.36, representing a -10.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $85.56 and a 53.8% increase over the 52 week low of $49.65.
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 $3.42. Zacks Investment Research reports RCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 42.75%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RCL as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Leisure & Entertainment Portfolio ( PEJ )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Growth Equity ETF ( SYG )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV )
- PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio ( PGHY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SYV with an increase of 11.54% over the last 100 days. PEJ has the highest percent weighting of RCL at 4.95%.