Ryder System, Inc. ( R ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 20, 2014. Shareholders who purchased R stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that R has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $84.44, the dividend yield is 1.61%.
The previous trading day's last sale of R was $84.44, representing a -0.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.90 and a 53.05% increase over the 52 week low of $55.17.
R is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Hertz Global Holdings, Inc ( HTZ ) and Avis Budget Group, Inc. ( CAR ). R's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.66. Zacks Investment Research reports R's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 12.42%, compared to an industry average of 14.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to R through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have R as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT )
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
- iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund ( JKL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XTN with an increase of 13.37% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of R at 5.1%.
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