Reminder - BlackRock Income Trust (BKT) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock Income Trust ( BKT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.037, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of BKT's recent stock price of $6.60, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of BlackRock Income Trust to trade 0.56% lower — all else being equal — when BKT shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BKT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.037 declared by BlackRock Income Trust:

BKT+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 BKT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.73% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BKT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BKT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.31 per share, with $7.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.61.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock Income Trust shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.
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