Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/17/13, Western Asset Inflation Management Fund (IMF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 7/26/13. As a percentage of IMF's recent stock price of $16.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.30%.
Below is a dividend history chart for IMF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Western Asset Inflation Management Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from IMF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.60% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of IMF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, IMF's low point in its 52 week range is $16.09 per share, with $19.20 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.67.
In Monday trading, Western Asset Inflation Management Fund shares are currently up about 0.9% on the day.