Ex-Div Reminder For MFS Municipal Income Fund (MFM)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/13, MFS Municipal Income Fund (MFM) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.037, payable on 8/30/13. As a percentage of MFM's recent stock price of $6.14, this dividend works out to approximately 0.60%, so look for shares of MFS Municipal Income Fund to trade 0.60% lower — all else being equal — when MFM shares open for trading on 8/13/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MFM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.037 declared by MFS Municipal Income Fund:

MFM+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MFM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MFM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MFS Municipal Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MFM's low point in its 52 week range is $6.02 per share, with $8.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.14.

In Friday trading, MFS Municipal Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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