MNP Ex-Dividend Reminder - 5/22/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/22/13, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund ( MNP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.07, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of MNP's recent stock price of $17.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.41%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MNP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Western Asset Municipal Partners 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 MNP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.94% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MNP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MNP's low point in its 52 week range is $15.40 per share, with $18.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.05.

In Monday trading, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.
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