On 6/21/11, Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.145, payable on 7/14/11. As a percentage of SWY's recent stock price of $22.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%.
Below is a dividend history chart for SWY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.145 declared by Safeway Inc.:
SWY 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 SWY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.55% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.
SWY operates in the Grocery & Drug Stores sector, among companies like GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC) which is up about 0.7% today, and SUPERVALU INC (NYSE:SVU) trading up by about 1.5%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of SWY, versus GNC and SVU.
In Friday trading, Safeway Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.
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