Ex-Dividend Reminder: FirstCash, Cheesecake Factory and Kroger

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Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 11/14/18, FirstCash Inc (Symbol: FCFS), Cheesecake Factory Inc. (Symbol: CAKE), and Kroger Co (Symbol: KR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. FirstCash Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 11/30/18, Cheesecake Factory Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.33 on 11/27/18, and Kroger Co will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.14 on 12/1/18. As a percentage of FCFS's recent stock price of $83.37, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%, so look for shares of FirstCash Inc to trade 0.30% lower - all else being equal - when FCFS shares open for trading on 11/14/18. Similarly, investors should look for CAKE to open 0.65% lower in price and for KR to open 0.44% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for FCFS, CAKE, and KR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared.

FirstCash Inc (Symbol: FCFS) :


Cheesecake Factory Inc. (Symbol: CAKE) :


Kroger Co (Symbol: KR) :


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 1.20% for FirstCash Inc, 2.61% for Cheesecake Factory Inc. , and 1.77% for Kroger Co .

In Monday trading, FirstCash Inc shares are currently up about 0.4%, Cheesecake Factory Inc. shares are off about 3.3%, and Kroger Co shares are up about 0.6% on the day.

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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: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: FCFS , CAKE , KR

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