Ex-Div Reminder For Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund (SBW)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/16/13, Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund (SBW) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.084, payable on 10/25/13. As a percentage of SBW's recent stock price of $12.39, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when SBW shares open for trading on 10/16/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SBW, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.084 declared by Western Asset Worldwide 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 SBW is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.14% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SBW shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SBW's low point in its 52 week range is $11.74 per share, with $16.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.39.
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In Monday trading, Western Asset Worldwide Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.

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