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Sonic Corp (NAS:SONC)
Trailing Dividend Yield
1.31% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Sonic Corp is 1.31%.

Good Sign:

Sonic Corp stock dividend yield is close to 2-year high.

SONC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.35
Current: 1.31


During the past 13 years, the highestTrailing Annual Dividend Yield of Sonic Corp was 1.35%. The lowest was 0.28%. And the median was 0.88%.

SONC's Dividend Yieldis ranked lower than
54% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SONC: 1.31 )

Sonic Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in May. 2015 was 0.24.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Sonic Corp was 0.30. The lowest was 0.30. And the median was 0.30.

Sonic Corp's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in May. 2015 was $0.09.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Sonic Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.1102015-11-062015-11-112015-11-20Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0902015-08-102015-08-122015-08-21Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0902015-05-112015-05-132015-05-22Cash Dividendquarterly
0.0902015-02-092015-02-112015-02-20Cash Dividendquarterly

Sonic Corp's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.31 %

Current Share Price is $29.08.
Sonic Corp's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.38.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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Related Terms

Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividends Per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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