Cash Dividend On The Way From Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (FAP)

On 10/29/13, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited (TSX: FAP.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/15/13. As a percentage of FAP's recent stock price of $6.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.82%, so look for shares of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited to trade 0.82% lower — all else being equal — when FAP shares open for trading on 10/29/13.

Below is a dividend history chart for FAP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited:

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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 FAP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.84% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FAP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FAP's low point in its 52 week range is $5.65 per share, with $7.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.12.

In Friday trading, Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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