Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. (BNA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.057, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of BNA's recent stock price of $11.46, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%.
Below is a dividend history chart for BNA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.057 declared by BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BNA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.97% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BNA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BNA's low point in its 52 week range is $10.55 per share, with $12.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.46.
In Thursday trading, BlackRock Income Opportunity Trust, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.