Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 06, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 05, 2018. 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 $122.63, representing a -9.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $135.65 and a 31.3% increase over the 52 week low of $93.40.
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 $7.53. Zacks Investment Research reports RCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 15.6%, compared to an industry average of 18.1%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RCL as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE )
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB )
- PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II ( SPVM )
- John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF ( JHMC ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JHMC with an increase of 8.37% over the last 100 days. VOE has the highest percent weighting of RCL at 1.06%.
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