Reminder - BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust (BHD) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust (BHD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.078, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of BHD's recent stock price of $12.89, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when BHD shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BHD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.078 declared by BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust:

BHD+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 BHD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BHD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BHD's low point in its 52 week range is $12.41 per share, with $16.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.89.

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

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