Ex-Dividend Reminder: SpartanNash, Texas Roadhouse and GUESS ?

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/15/14, SpartanNash Co. (SPTN), Texas Roadhouse Inc (TXRH), and GUESS ?, Inc. (GES) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. SpartanNash Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.12 on 12/31/14, Texas Roadhouse Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.15 on 1/2/15, and GUESS ?, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.225 on 1/2/15.

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As a percentage of SPTN's recent stock price of $25.32, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%, so look for shares of SpartanNash Co. to trade 0.47% lower — all else being equal — when SPTN shares open for trading on 12/15/14. Similarly, investors should look for TXRH to open 0.47% lower in price and for GES to open 1.07% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for SPTN, TXRH, and GES, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

SpartanNash Co. (SPTN):

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Texas Roadhouse Inc (TXRH):

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GUESS ?, Inc. (GES):

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In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 1.90% for SpartanNash Co., 1.86% for Texas Roadhouse Inc, and 4.30% for GUESS ?, Inc..

In Thursday trading, SpartanNash Co. shares are currently up about 1.2%, Texas Roadhouse Inc shares are up about 1.3%, and GUESS ?, Inc. shares are up about 2.2% on the day.

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