Ex-Div Reminder For DWS Strategic Income Trust (KST)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, DWS Strategic Income Trust (KST) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.085, payable on 10/31/13. As a percentage of KST's recent stock price of $13.33, this dividend works out to approximately 0.64%, so look for shares of DWS Strategic Income Trust to trade 0.64% lower — all else being equal — when KST shares open for trading on 10/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for KST, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.085 declared by DWS Strategic Income Trust:

KST+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 KST is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.65% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of KST shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

DWS Strategic Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, KST's low point in its 52 week range is $12.28 per share, with $16.09 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.33.
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In Monday trading, DWS Strategic Income Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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