Reminder - Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund (MNP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/19/14, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund (MNP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.07, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of MNP's recent stock price of $14.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for MNP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by Western Asset Municipal Partners 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 MNP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.89% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of MNP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MNP's low point in its 52 week range is $12.97 per share, with $17.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.26.

In Tuesday trading, Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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