Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust (BYM) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.078, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of BYM's recent stock price of $15.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.
Below is a dividend history chart for BYM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.078 declared by BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BYM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BYM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BYM's low point in its 52 week range is $14.91 per share, with $17.79 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.97.
In Thursday trading, BlackRock Municipal Income Quality Trust shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.