Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012


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Sonic Automotive, Inc. ( SAH ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.025 per share scheduled for December 21, 2012. Shareholders who purchased SAH stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that SAH has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $19.58, the dividend yield is .51%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SAH was $19.58, representing a -3.21% decrease from the 52 week high of $20.23 and a 64.81% increase over the 52 week low of $11.88.

SAH is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and CarMax Inc ( KMX ). SAH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.32. Zacks Investment Research reports SAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 19.69%, compared to an industry average of 21.3%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SAH Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to SAH through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SAH as a top-10 holding:

  • RevenueShares Small Cap ( RWJ )
  • SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RWJ with an increase of 8.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SAH at 1.71%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: GPC , KMX , RWJ , SAH , XRT

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