Royal Gold, Inc. ( RGLD ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for January 18, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RGLD stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of RGLD was $80.1, representing a -20.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $100.84 and a 40.53% increase over the 52 week low of $57.
RGLD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and VALE S.A. ( VALE ). RGLD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.61. Zacks Investment Research reports RGLD's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 18.16%, compared to an industry average of 2.9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RGLD Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RGLD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RGLD as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF ( RFG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is RFG with an increase of 9.2% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RGLD at 1.9%.
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