Royal Caribbean ups quarterly dividend to 70 cents a share

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCL, +2.65% on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 70 cents a share, which will be payable on Oct. 11 to those who were shareholders as of the close on Sept. 21. The company previously paid a quarterly dividend of 60 cents a share. The stock was down 0.4% in after-hours trading Thursday. Shares have gained 19% over the past three months, through Thursday’s close, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.37% has climbed 4.2%.

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