Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/20/13, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (BGH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1677, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of BGH's recent stock price of $25.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when BGH shares open for trading on 5/20/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for BGH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1677 declared by Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BGH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.01% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BGH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, BGH's low point in its 52 week range is $23.70 per share, with $25.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $25.12.
In Thursday trading, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.