Ex-Dividend Reminder: Finish Line, Time and Jack in the Box

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/27/15, Finish Line, Inc. (FINL), Time Inc (TIME), and Jack in the Box, Inc. (JACK) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Finish Line, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.09 on 6/15/15, Time Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.19 on 6/15/15, and Jack in the Box, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.30 on 6/12/15.

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As a percentage of FINL's recent stock price of $26.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%, so look for shares of Finish Line, Inc. to trade 0.34% lower — all else being equal — when FINL shares open for trading on 5/27/15. Similarly, investors should look for TIME to open 0.86% lower in price and for JACK to open 0.35% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FINL, TIME, and JACK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Finish Line, Inc. (FINL):

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Time Inc (TIME):

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Jack in the Box, Inc. (JACK):

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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 1.37% for Finish Line, Inc. , 3.42% for Time Inc, and 1.38% for Jack in the Box, Inc..

In Tuesday trading, Finish Line, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1%, Time Inc shares are off about 0.6%, and Jack in the Box, Inc. shares are off about 0.2% on the day.

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