MHD Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/11/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/11/13, BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund ( MHD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0915, payable on 11/1/13. As a percentage of MHD's recent stock price of $14.89, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when MHD shares open for trading on 10/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MHD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0915 declared by BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund:

MHD+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 MHD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.37% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MHD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MHD's low point in its 52 week range is $14.26 per share, with $19.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.89.

In Wednesday trading, BlackRock MuniHoldings Fund shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.
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