Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. ( RUTH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.09 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 09, 2017. Shareholders who purchased RUTH prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 28.57% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of RUTH was $17.55, representing a -10.69% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.65 and a 27.73% increase over the 52 week low of $13.74.
RUTH is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) and Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX ). RUTH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.93. Zacks Investment Research reports RUTH's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.73%, compared to an industry average of 7.6%.