Ex-Div Reminder For Virtus Global Multi Sector Income (VGI)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/11/14, Virtus Global Multi Sector Income (VGI) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.12, payable on 2/21/14. As a percentage of VGI's recent stock price of $16.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of Virtus Global Multi Sector Income to trade 0.71% lower — all else being equal — when VGI shares open for trading on 2/11/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VGI, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Virtus Global Multi Sector Income:

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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 VGI is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.57% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of VGI shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Virtus Global Multi Sector Income 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VGI's low point in its 52 week range is $16.05 per share, with $19.57 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.80.

In Friday trading, Virtus Global Multi Sector Income shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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