BHY Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/11/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock High Yield Trust ( BHY) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0428, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of BHY's recent stock price of $6.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of BlackRock High Yield Trust to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when BHY shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BHY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0428 declared by BlackRock High Yield Trust:

BHY+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 BHY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BHY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock High Yield Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BHY's low point in its 52 week range is $6.62 per share, with $8.54 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.90.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock High Yield Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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