Reminder - Eaton Vance California Municipal (EIA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/19/13, Eaton Vance California Municipal ( EIA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0609, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of EIA's recent stock price of $13.38, this dividend works out to approximately 0.46%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EIA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0609 declared by Eaton Vance California Municipal:

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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 EIA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.46% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EIA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Eaton Vance California Municipal 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EIA's low point in its 52 week range is $12.54 per share, with $16.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.35.

In Wednesday trading, Eaton Vance California Municipal shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.
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