Royal Caribbean Cruises Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (RCL)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) is tomorrow, May 17, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $38.38 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $8.31 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 12% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. It owns five cruise brands comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France. The company has a P/E ratio of 172.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report.

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