HTD Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/9/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/9/13, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund (HTD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0985, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of HTD's recent stock price of $17.23, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when HTD shares open for trading on 10/9/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HTD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0985 declared by John Hancock 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 HTD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.86% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HTD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HTD's low point in its 52 week range is $16.76 per share, with $21.51 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.23.

In Monday trading, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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