Reminder - Managed High Yield Plus Fund (HYF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/16/13, Managed High Yield Plus Fund ( HYF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.015, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of HYF's recent stock price of $2.19, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Managed High Yield Plus Fund to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when HYF shares open for trading on 4/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HYF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.015 declared by Managed High Yield Plus Fund:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HYF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HYF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Managed High Yield Plus Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HYF's low point in its 52 week range is $1.93 per share, with $2.28 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $2.19.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HYF makes up 1.43% of the Global Water Portfolio ETF ( PIO) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Managed High Yield Plus Fund shares are currently down about 0.9% on the day.