MCR Ex-Dividend Reminder - 4/16/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/16/13, MFS Charter Income Trust ( MCR) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.052, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of MCR's recent stock price of $10.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.51%, so look for shares of MFS Charter Income Trust to trade 0.51% lower — all else being equal — when MCR shares open for trading on 4/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MCR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.052 declared by MFS Charter Income Trust:

MCR+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MCR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.12% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MCR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MFS Charter Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MCR's low point in its 52 week range is $9.29 per share, with $10.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.19.

In Friday trading, MFS Charter Income Trust shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.
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