Reminder - Sonic Automotive (SAH) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/13/16, Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 10/14/16. As a percentage of SAH's recent stock price of $17.44, this dividend works out to approximately 0.29%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SAH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Sonic Automotive, Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from SAH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.15% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of SAH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Sonic Automotive, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SAH's low point in its 52 week range is $15.68 per share, with $25.77 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.41.

In Friday trading, Sonic Automotive, Inc. shares are currently down about 1.4% on the day.

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