Ex-Div Reminder for Principal Real Estate Income Fund (PGZ)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/13/14, Principal Real Estate Income Fund ( PGZ) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.14, payable on 2/27/14. As a percentage of PGZ's recent stock price of $17.64, this dividend works out to approximately 0.79%, so look for shares of Principal Real Estate Income Fund to trade 0.79% lower — all else being equal — when PGZ shares open for trading on 2/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PGZ, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.14 declared by Principal Real Estate Income 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 PGZ is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.52% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PGZ shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Principal Real Estate Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PGZ's low point in its 52 week range is $16.47 per share, with $20.40 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.64.

In Tuesday trading, Principal Real Estate Income Fund shares are currently up about 0.8% on the day.

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