Reminder - Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/15/13, Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.09, payable on 10/24/13. As a percentage of GDV's recent stock price of $19.90, this dividend works out to approximately 0.45%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GDV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by Gabelli Dividend & Income 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 GDV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.43% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of GDV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GDV's low point in its 52 week range is $14.68 per share, with $20.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.90.
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In Friday trading, Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.

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