Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/22/13, Putnam High Income Securities Fund (PCF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.039, payable on 8/1/13. As a percentage of PCF's recent stock price of $7.92, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.
Below is a dividend history chart for PCF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.039 declared by Putnam High Income Securities Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PCF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PCF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, PCF's low point in its 52 week range is $7.34 per share, with $8.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.92.
In Thursday trading, Putnam High Income Securities Fund shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.