Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust (BBK) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0785, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of BBK's recent stock price of $16.70, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.
Below is a dividend history chart for BBK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0785 declared by BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BBK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BBK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BBK's low point in its 52 week range is $15.62 per share, with $19.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.71.
In Thursday trading, BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.