Ex-Div Reminder For Helios High Income Fund (HIH)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/14, Helios High Income Fund ( HIH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.065, payable on 2/27/14. As a percentage of HIH's recent stock price of $8.49, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Helios High Income Fund to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when HIH shares open for trading on 2/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HIH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.065 declared by Helios High 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 HIH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.19% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HIH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Helios High Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HIH's low point in its 52 week range is $7.66 per share, with $8.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.49.

In Friday trading, Helios High Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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