USA Ex-Dividend Reminder - 10/30/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 10/30/13, Liberty All Star Equity Fund (USA) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.10, payable on 1/2/14. As a percentage of USA's recent stock price of $5.75, this dividend works out to approximately 1.74%, so look for shares of Liberty All Star Equity Fund to trade 1.74% lower — all else being equal — when USA shares open for trading on 10/30/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for USA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Liberty All Star Equity 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 USA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.96% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of USA shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Liberty All Star Equity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, USA's low point in its 52 week range is $4.25 per share, with $5.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.76.

In Monday trading, Liberty All Star Equity Fund shares are currently down about 0.2% on the day.

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