DSM Ex-Dividend Reminder - 2/11/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/11/14, Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund ( DSM) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0475, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of DSM's recent stock price of $7.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.61%, so look for shares of Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund to trade 0.61% lower — all else being equal — when DSM shares open for trading on 2/11/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DSM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0475 declared by Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond 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 DSM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of DSM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, DSM's low point in its 52 week range is $7.12 per share, with $9.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.75.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, DSM makes up 2.59% of the Cleantech Portfolio ETF ( PZD) which is trading lower by about 0.1% on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Dreyfus Strategic Municipal Bond Fund shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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