Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( RCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 16, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 05, 2014. Shareholders who purchased RCL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that RCL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $52.85, the dividend yield is 1.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RCL was $52.85, representing a -6.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $56.66 and a 68.47% increase over the 52 week low of $31.37.
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 $1.91. Zacks Investment Research reports RCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 40.38%, compared to an industry average of 6.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RCL as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio ( PGHY ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PGHY with an decrease of -0.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RCL at 0.58%.
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