Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/13, GFI Group Incorporated (GFIG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of GFIG's recent stock price of $4.04, this dividend works out to approximately 1.24%, so look for shares of GFI Group Incorporated to trade 1.24% lower — all else being equal — when GFIG shares open for trading on 5/15/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for GFIG, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by GFI Group Incorporated:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GFIG is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.95% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GFIG shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, GFIG's low point in its 52 week range is $2.20 per share, with $4.17 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.01.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GFIG makes up 2.68% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF (KBWD) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, GFI Group Incorporated shares are currently down about 1.2% on the day.