Royal Gold, Inc. ( RGLD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 31, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 17, 2015. Shareholders who purchased RGLD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of RGLD was $63.91, representing a -22.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.84 and a 15.04% increase over the 52 week low of $55.55.
RGLD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ) and Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ). RGLD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.76. Zacks Investment Research reports RGLD's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 21.3%, compared to an industry average of 2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RGLD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RGLD as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF ( GDX )
- Sprott Gold Miners ETF ( SGDM )
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is GDX with an increase of 9.47% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RGLD at 4.36%.
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