Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/12/14, GFI Group Incorporated (GFIG) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 3/28/14. As a percentage of GFIG's recent stock price of $4.08, this dividend works out to approximately 1.23%, so look for shares of GFI Group Incorporated to trade 1.23% lower — all else being equal — when GFIG shares open for trading on 3/12/14.
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 4.90% 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 $3.16 per share, with $4.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.08.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, GFIG makes up 1.46% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF (KBWD) which is trading higher by about 0.3% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, GFI Group Incorporated shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.