Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/13, BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund (FRA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.077, payable on 6/28/13. As a percentage of FRA's recent stock price of $15.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.
Below is a dividend history chart for FRA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.077 declared by BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from FRA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FRA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, FRA's low point in its 52 week range is $13.76 per share, with $16.81 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.84.
In Monday trading, BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund shares are currently down about 1.1% on the day.