Royal Gold, Inc. ( RGLD ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 16, 2015. Shareholders who purchased RGLD prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that RGLD has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $45.94, the dividend yield is 1.92%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RGLD was $45.94, representing a -40.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.20 and a 8.84% increase over the 52 week low of $42.21.
RGLD is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Rio Tinto Plc ( RIO ) and BHP Billiton Limited ( BHP ). RGLD's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.8. Zacks Investment Research reports RGLD's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 28.64%, compared to an industry average of -8.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RGLD through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RGLD as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is GDX with an decrease of -32.42% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RGLD at 4.36%.