Cash Dividend On The Way From Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund (HMH)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/13, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund ( HMH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0425, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of HMH's recent stock price of $6.41, this dividend works out to approximately 0.66%, so look for shares of Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund to trade 0.66% lower — all else being equal — when HMH shares open for trading on 5/14/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HMH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0425 declared by Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HMH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HMH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HMH's low point in its 52 week range is $5.46 per share, with $6.62 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.41.

In Friday trading, Helios Multi-Sector High Income Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.