Ex-Div Reminder For MFS Intermediate High Income Fund (CIF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/18/14, MFS Intermediate High Income Fund ( CIF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0195, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of CIF's recent stock price of $2.91, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of MFS Intermediate High Income Fund to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when CIF shares open for trading on 2/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CIF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0195 declared by MFS Intermediate 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 CIF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CIF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CIF's low point in its 52 week range is $2.64 per share, with $3.27 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $2.91.

In Friday trading, MFS Intermediate High Income Fund shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.

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