Reminder - Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust (EVN) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/8/13, Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust ( EVN) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0783, payable on 5/17/13. As a percentage of EVN's recent stock price of $13.92, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust to trade 0.56% lower — all else being equal — when EVN shares open for trading on 5/8/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EVN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0783 declared by Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EVN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EVN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EVN's low point in its 52 week range is $13.17 per share, with $14.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.92.

In Monday trading, Eaton Vance Municipal Income Trust shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.