Ex-Div Reminder for Ellsworth Fund Limited (ECF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/11/14, Ellsworth Fund Limited (ECF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.06, payable on 2/27/14. As a percentage of ECF's recent stock price of $8.15, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of Ellsworth Fund Limited to trade 0.74% lower — all else being equal — when ECF shares open for trading on 2/11/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ECF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.06 declared by Ellsworth Fund Limited:

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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 ECF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.94% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ECF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ellsworth Fund Limited 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ECF's low point in its 52 week range is $7.32 per share, with $8.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.15.

In Friday trading, Ellsworth Fund Limited shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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