Reminder - Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund (GDF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund (GDF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0875, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of GDF's recent stock price of $11.12, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund to trade 0.79% lower — all else being equal — when GDF shares open for trading on 10/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GDF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0875 declared by Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund:

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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 GDF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.44% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of GDF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GDF's low point in its 52 week range is $10.17 per share, with $14.05 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.12.
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In Monday trading, Western Asset Global Partners Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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