Ex-Div Reminder For BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust (BAF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust (BAF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0685, payable on 6/3/13. As a percentage of BAF's recent stock price of $15.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BAF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0685 declared by BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust:

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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 BAF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BAF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BAF's low point in its 52 week range is $14.90 per share, with $17.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.75.

In Thursday trading, BlackRock Municipal Income Investment Quality Trust shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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