Cash Dividend On The Way From Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (EVT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/22/13, Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (EVT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1075, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of EVT's recent stock price of $20.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when EVT shares open for trading on 5/22/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EVT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1075 declared by Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income 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 EVT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.42% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EVT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EVT's low point in its 52 week range is $14.84 per share, with $20.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.08.

In Monday trading, Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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