Cash Dividend On The Way From Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund (ESD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund (ESD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.12, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of ESD's recent stock price of $17.78, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when ESD shares open for trading on 10/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ESD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt 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 ESD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ESD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ESD's low point in its 52 week range is $16.60 per share, with $22.84 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.78.
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In Monday trading, Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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