On 5/12/11, Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.105, payable on 6/1/11. As a percentage of KR's recent stock price of $24.56, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.
Below is a dividend history chart for KR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.105 declared by Kroger Co.:
KR Dividend History
* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from KR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.71% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
KR operates in the Grocery & Drug Stores sector, among companies like drugstore.com, Inc. (DSCM) which is trading flat today, and Nash Finch Co (NASDAQ:NAFC) trading lower by about 0.3%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of KR, versus DSCM and NAFC.
In Wednesday trading, Kroger Co. shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.
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