Reminder - Putnam Premier Income Trust (PPT) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/22/13, Putnam Premier Income Trust (PPT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.026, payable on 5/1/13. As a percentage of PPT's recent stock price of $5.53, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PPT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.026 declared by Putnam Premier Income Trust:

PPT+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 PPT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.64% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of PPT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Putnam Premier Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PPT's low point in its 52 week range is $5.18 per share, with $5.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.53.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PPT makes up 1.31% of the CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF ( PCEF) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Putnam Premier Income Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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