Reminder - BlackRock Build America Bond Trust (BBN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/11/13, BlackRock Build America Bond Trust ( BBN) BBN will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1318, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of BBN's recent stock price of $22.96, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of BlackRock Build America Bond Trust to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when BBN shares open for trading on 4/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BBN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1318 declared by BlackRock Build America Bond Trust:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from BBN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BBN makes up 1.74% of the CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF ( PCEF) PCEF which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, BlackRock Build America Bond Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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