Cash Dividend On The Way From BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund (MUS)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund ( MUS) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0675, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of MUS's recent stock price of $12.05, this dividend works out to approximately 0.56%, so look for shares of BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund to trade 0.56% lower — all else being equal — when MUS shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MUS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0675 declared by BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund:

MUS+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 MUS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.72% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MUS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MUS's low point in its 52 week range is $11.33 per share, with $17.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.06.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock MuniHoldings Quality Fund shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.
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