MVF Ex-Dividend Reminder - 4/11/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/11/13, BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. ( MVF) MVF will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.059, payable on 5/1/13. As a percentage of MVF's recent stock price of $11.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when MVF shares open for trading on 4/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MVF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.059 declared by BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MVF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MVF makes up 1.27% of the CEF Municipal Income ETF ( XMPT) XMPT which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. shares are currently down about 0.4% on the day.