Reminder - BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. (ARK) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/13/13, BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. (ARK) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.025, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of ARK's recent stock price of $4.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when ARK shares open for trading on 5/13/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ARK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.025 declared by BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc.:

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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 ARK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.56% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ARK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ARK's low point in its 52 week range is $3.80 per share, with $4.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.57.

In Thursday trading, BlackRock Senior High Income Fund, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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