Royal Caribbean Cruises Trades Ex-Dividend

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According to Dividend Channel, on 8/10/11, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 8/30/11. As a percentage of RCL's recent stock price of $25.34, this dividend works out to approximately 0.39%.

Below is a dividend history chart for RCL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.:

RCL Dividend History
Date Div*
09/11/08 0.150
06/04/08 0.150
03/13/08 0.150
12/26/07 0.150
09/26/07 0.150
06/15/07 0.150
02/27/07 0.150
12/20/06 0.150
09/27/06 0.150
06/07/06 0.150
02/27/06 0.150
12/14/05 0.150
09/22/05 0.150
06/08/05 0.130
02/25/05 0.130
12/21/04 0.130
09/09/04 0.130
05/27/04 0.130
02/26/04 0.130
12/17/03 0.130
09/24/03 0.130
06/02/03 0.130
02/27/03 0.130
12/11/02 0.130
09/13/02 0.130
06/03/02 0.130
03/14/02 0.130
12/13/01 0.130
06/04/01 0.130
02/27/01 0.130
12/15/00 0.130
09/14/00 0.130
06/05/00 0.110
02/28/00 0.110
12/01/99 0.110
09/09/99 0.110
05/28/99 0.090
04/28/99 0.091
02/25/99 0.090
12/16/98 0.090
08/28/98 0.090
05/29/98 0.075
02/26/98 0.075
12/17/97 0.075
08/28/97 0.075
05/29/97 0.070
03/06/97 0.070
11/27/96 0.070
09/12/96 0.070
05/28/96 0.065
02/28/96 0.065
11/29/95 0.065
08/30/95 0.058
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from RCL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.58% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

RCL operates in the Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants & Travel sector, among companies like Interval Leisure Group Inc (IILG) which is down about 1.1% today, and Churchill Downs, Inc. (CHDN) trading higher by about 1.6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of RCL, versus IILG and CHDN.

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RCL,IILG,CHDN Relative Performance Chart

In Monday trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shares are currently down about 6.2% on the day.


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