HHY Ex-Dividend Reminder - 2/18/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/14, Helios High Yield Fund (HHY) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.075, payable on 2/27/14. As a percentage of HHY's recent stock price of $9.97, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Helios High Yield Fund to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when HHY shares open for trading on 2/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HHY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.075 declared by Helios High Yield 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 HHY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.03% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HHY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Helios High Yield Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HHY's low point in its 52 week range is $9.00 per share, with $10.70 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.97.

In Friday trading, Helios High Yield Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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