Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/24/14, Cheesecake Factory Inc. ( CAKE), Six Flags Entertainment Corp ( SIX), and Steris Corp. ( STE) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cheesecake Factory Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 3/11/14, Six Flags Entertainment Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.47 on 3/10/14, and Steris Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.21 on 3/26/14.As a percentage of CAKE's recent stock price of $46.29, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%, so look for shares of Cheesecake Factory Inc. to trade 0.30% lower — all else being equal — when CAKE shares open for trading on 2/24/14. Similarly, investors should look for SIX to open 1.17% lower in price and for STE to open 0.47% lower, all else being equal. Below are dividend history charts for CAKE, SIX, and STE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE):
Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX):
In Thursday trading, Cheesecake Factory Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3%, Six Flags Entertainment Corp shares are up about 0.1%, and Steris Corp. shares are up about 0.2% on the day.