Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 7/22/13, Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust (EOT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0858, payable on 7/31/13. As a percentage of EOT's recent stock price of $19.06, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.
Below is a dividend history chart for EOT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0858 declared by Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EOT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EOT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, EOT's low point in its 52 week range is $18.66 per share, with $25.30 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.06.
In Thursday trading, Eaton Vance National Municipal Opportunities Trust shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.