Ex-Div Reminder For Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/12/13, Gabelli Utility Trust ( GUT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.05, payable on 11/21/13. As a percentage of GUT's recent stock price of $6.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Gabelli Utility Trust to trade 0.78% lower — all else being equal — when GUT shares open for trading on 11/12/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GUT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Gabelli Utility Trust:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from GUT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.33% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of GUT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Gabelli Utility Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GUT's low point in its 52 week range is $6.06 per share, with $7.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.40.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to GUT, which trades under the symbol GUT.PRA — more info ».

In Friday trading, Gabelli Utility Trust shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.