Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund ( MNP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.07, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of MNP's recent stock price of $13.48, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when MNP shares open for trading on 10/16/13.Below is a dividend history chart for MNP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund: In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MNP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.23% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MNP shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, MNP's low point in its 52 week range is $12.97 per share, with $18.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.48.
Earn a FREE $100 Membership to ValueForum, Just By Telling Us About Your Favorite Stock! (Offer ends 11/10/2013) In Monday trading, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.