Ex-Div Reminder For BlackRock Core Bond Trust (BHK)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock Core Bond Trust (BHK) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0755, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of BHK's recent stock price of $12.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of BlackRock Core Bond Trust to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when BHK shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BHK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0755 declared by BlackRock Core Bond Trust:

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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 BHK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.11% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BHK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Core Bond Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BHK's low point in its 52 week range is $12.27 per share, with $16.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.74.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock Core Bond Trust shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.

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