RPC, Inc. ( RES ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share scheduled for December 26, 2012. Shareholders who purchased RES stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 150% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $11.17, the dividend yield is 1.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RES was $11.17, representing a -23.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $14.64 and a 27.66% increase over the 52 week low of $8.75.
RES is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Schlumberger N.V. ( SLB ) and Halliburton Company ( HAL ). RES's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.34. Zacks Investment Research reports RES's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -7.38%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RES Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to RES through an Exchange Traded Fund ( ETF )?
The following ETF(s) have RES as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ )
- SPDR Series Trust SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF ( XES ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXJ with an increase of 8.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RES at 3.29%.