Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (EAD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/13/14, Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund ( EAD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.068, payable on 3/3/14. As a percentage of EAD's recent stock price of $9.36, this dividend works out to approximately 0.73%, so look for shares of Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund to trade 0.73% lower — all else being equal — when EAD shares open for trading on 2/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EAD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.068 declared by Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities 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 EAD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.72% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of EAD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EAD's low point in its 52 week range is $8.67 per share, with $10.56 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.33.

In Tuesday trading, Wells Fargo Advantage Income Opportunities Fund shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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