Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/13, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund (HMH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0425, payable on 8/30/13. As a percentage of HMH's recent stock price of $5.67, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when HMH shares open for trading on 8/13/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for HMH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0425 declared by Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HMH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.99% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HMH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, HMH's low point in its 52 week range is $5.41 per share, with $6.62 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.67.
In Friday trading, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.