ANH Ex-Dividend Reminder - 12/19/13

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/19/13, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. (ANH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.08, payable on 1/29/14. As a percentage of ANH's recent stock price of $4.26, this dividend works out to approximately 1.88%, so look for shares of Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. to trade 1.88% lower — all else being equal — when ANH shares open for trading on 12/19/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ANH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.08 declared by Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp.:

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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 ANH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ANH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ANH's low point in its 52 week range is $4.02 per share, with $6.39 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.25.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ANH makes up 2.88% of the KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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