Reminder - Putnam High Income Securities Fund (PCF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/20/13, Putnam High Income Securities Fund ( PCF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.039, payable on 10/1/13. As a percentage of PCF's recent stock price of $7.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PCF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.039 declared by Putnam High Income Securities 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 PCF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.02% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PCF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Putnam High Income Securities Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PCF's low point in its 52 week range is $7.34 per share, with $8.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.78.

In Wednesday trading, Putnam High Income Securities Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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