Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/18/14, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund (HMH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0525, payable on 3/27/14. As a percentage of HMH's recent stock price of $6.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.80%, so look for shares of Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund to trade 0.80% lower — all else being equal — when HMH shares open for trading on 3/18/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for HMH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0525 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 9.55% 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 $5.35 per share, with $6.62 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.60.
In Friday trading, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.