RPM International Inc. ( RPM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 17, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.24 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased RPM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.67% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $36.87, the dividend yield is 2.6%.
The previous trading day's last sale of RPM was $36.87, representing a -1.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $37.57 and a 44.42% increase over the 52 week low of $25.53.
RPM is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as PPG Industries, Inc. ( PPG ) and Valspar Corporation ( VAL ). RPM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.24. Zacks Investment Research reports RPM's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.39%, compared to an industry average of 12.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to RPM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have RPM as a top-10 holding:
- Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF ( VBR ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VBR with an increase of 7.01% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of RPM at 0.43%.
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