Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/13, BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund (EGF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.065, payable on 6/28/13. As a percentage of EGF's recent stock price of $14.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.
Below is a dividend history chart for EGF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.065 declared by BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EGF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.38% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EGF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EGF's low point in its 52 week range is $13.55 per share, with $16.17 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.49.
In Monday trading, BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.