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