Reminder - BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock MuniAssets Fund (MUA) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0625, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of MUA's recent stock price of $11.57, this dividend works out to approximately 0.54%, so look for shares of BlackRock MuniAssets Fund to trade 0.54% lower — all else being equal — when MUA shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MUA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0625 declared by BlackRock MuniAssets Fund:

MUA+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 MUA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MUA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock MuniAssets Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MUA's low point in its 52 week range is $11.24 per share, with $14.61 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.54.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MUA makes up 1.24% of the CEF Municipal Income ETF ( XMPT) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock MuniAssets Fund shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.

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