Reminder - BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund (EGF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. ( EGF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.065, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of EGF's recent stock price of $15.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.43%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EGF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.065 declared by BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc.:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from EGF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.17% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EGF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EGF's low point in its 52 week range is $15.01 per share, with $16.17 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.08.

In Thursday trading, BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.