PKO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/8/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/8/13, PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund ( PKO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.19, payable on 9/3/13. As a percentage of PKO's recent stock price of $27.04, this dividend works out to approximately 0.70%, so look for shares of PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund to trade 0.70% lower — all else being equal — when PKO shares open for trading on 8/8/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PKO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.19 declared by PIMCO Income Opportunity 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 PKO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.43% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PKO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PKO's low point in its 52 week range is $26.36 per share, with $32.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $27.04.

In Tuesday trading, PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.
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