On 6/13/11, Sonic Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:SAH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.025, payable on 7/15/11. As a percentage of SAH's recent stock price of $12.07, this dividend works out to approximately 0.21%.
Below is a dividend history chart for SAH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by Sonic Automotive, Inc.:
SAH 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 SAH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 0.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
SAH operates in the Auto Dealerships sector, among companies like Lentuo International Inc (NYSE:LAS) which is up about 0.3% today, and TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE:TA) trading up by about 1.7%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of SAH, versus LAS and TA.
In Thursday trading, Sonic Automotive, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.
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