Reminder - BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF (ZCS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 10/28/13, BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF (TSX: ZCS.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.039, payable on 11/6/13. As a percentage of ZCS's recent stock price of $14.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.26%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ZCS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.039 declared by BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF:

ZCS+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 ZCS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.16% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZCS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZCS's low point in its 52 week range is $14.60 per share, with $15.02 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.79.

In Thursday trading, BMO Short Corporate Bond Index ETF shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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