BSD Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/11/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust ( BSD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.074, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of BSD's recent stock price of $12.50, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when BSD shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BSD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.074 declared by BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust:

BSD+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 BSD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BSD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BSD's low point in its 52 week range is $11.66 per share, with $16.49 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.50.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock Strategic Municipal Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.
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