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Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 20, 2014

Transocean Ltd. ( RIG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 20, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 17, 2014. Shareholders who purchased RIG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.93% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $39.25, the dividend yield is 7.64%.

The previous trading day's last sale of RIG was $39.25, representing a -29.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.74 and a 3.26% increase over the 52 week low of $38.01.

RIG is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). RIG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5. Zacks Investment Research reports RIG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.77%, compared to an industry average of 8.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the RIG Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to RIG through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have RIG as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services ( PXJ )
  • Merrill Lynch Market Oil Service HOLDRS ( OIH )
  • iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF ( IEZ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is OIH with an increase of 9.56% over the last 100 days. PXJ has the highest percent weighting of RIG at 5.08%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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