Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/13, MFS Intermediate High Income Fund (CIF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0195, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of CIF's recent stock price of $3.22, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of MFS Intermediate High Income Fund to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when CIF shares open for trading on 5/14/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CIF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0195 declared by MFS Intermediate High Income Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CIF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CIF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CIF's low point in its 52 week range is $2.82 per share, with $3.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $3.22.
In Friday trading, MFS Intermediate High Income Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.