Ex-Dividend Reminder: Safety Insurance Group, Inland Real Estate and Interactive Brokers Group

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/28/15, Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (SAFT), Inland Real Estate Corp (IRC), and Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated (IBKR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Safety Insurance Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.70 on 6/15/15, Inland Real Estate Corp will pay its monthly dividend of $0.0475 on 6/17/15, and Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on 6/12/15.

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As a percentage of SAFT's recent stock price of $55.85, this dividend works out to approximately 1.25%, so look for shares of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. to trade 1.25% lower — all else being equal — when SAFT shares open for trading on 5/28/15. Similarly, investors should look for IRC to open 0.46% lower in price and for IBKR to open 0.28% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for SAFT, IRC, and IBKR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (SAFT):

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Inland Real Estate Corp (IRC):

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Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated (IBKR):

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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 5.01% for Safety Insurance Group, Inc., 5.57% for Inland Real Estate Corp, and 1.12% for Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated.

In Tuesday trading, Safety Insurance Group, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.6%, Inland Real Estate Corp shares are off about 0.2%, and Interactive Brokers Group Incorporated shares are off about 0.4% on the day.

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