Ex-Div Reminder For First Trust Energy Income And Growth Fund (FEN)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/22/13, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund ( FEN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.515, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of FEN's recent stock price of $36.06, this dividend works out to approximately 1.43%, so look for shares of First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund to trade 1.43% lower — all else being equal — when FEN shares open for trading on 4/22/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FEN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.515 declared by First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund:

FEN+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 FEN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.71% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FEN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FEN's low point in its 52 week range is $27.45 per share, with $36.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $35.99.

In Thursday trading, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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