Sonic Automotive, Inc. ( SAH ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.06 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 13, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SAH prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of SAH was $20.15, representing a -11.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.75 and a 26.33% increase over the 52 week low of $15.95.
SAH is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Genuine Parts Company ( GPC ) and Copart, Inc. ( CPRT ). SAH's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.12. Zacks Investment Research reports SAH's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 22.7%, compared to an industry average of 25.7%.