Ex-Div Reminder For Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated (HSA)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/16/13, Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated ( HSA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.04, payable on 4/26/13. As a percentage of HSA's recent stock price of $6.54, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when HSA shares open for trading on 4/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HSA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.04 declared by Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated:

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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 HSA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HSA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HSA's low point in its 52 week range is $5.81 per share, with $6.73 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.54.

In Friday trading, Helios Strategic Income Fund Incorporated shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.
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