Ex-Div Reminder For American Strategic Income Portfolio II (BSP)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/1/13, American Strategic Income Portfolio II ( BSP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/20/13. As a percentage of BSP's recent stock price of $8.21, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of American Strategic Income Portfolio II to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when BSP shares open for trading on 11/1/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by American Strategic Income Portfolio II:

BSP+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 BSP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.31% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BSP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Strategic Income Portfolio II 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BSP's low point in its 52 week range is $7.75 per share, with $9.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.21.

In Wednesday trading, American Strategic Income Portfolio II shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.
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