Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (DHF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/5/14, Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund (DHF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.032, payable on 2/25/14. As a percentage of DHF's recent stock price of $4.11, this dividend works out to approximately 0.78%, so look for shares of Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund to trade 0.78% lower — all else being equal — when DHF shares open for trading on 2/5/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DHF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.032 declared by Dreyfus High Yield Strategies 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 DHF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.34% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of DHF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DHF's low point in its 52 week range is $3.77 per share, with $4.61 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $4.11.

In Monday trading, Dreyfus High Yield Strategies Fund shares are currently down about 0.5% on the day.

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