Ex-Div Reminder For Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/21/13, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund ( AOD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.027, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of AOD's recent stock price of $4.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.63%, so look for shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund to trade 0.63% lower — all else being equal — when AOD shares open for trading on 5/21/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AOD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.027 declared by Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund:

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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 AOD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.60% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AOD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AOD's low point in its 52 week range is $3.71 per share, with $4.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.27.

In Friday trading, Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.
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