Reminder - BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF (ZFS) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 2/25/14, BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF (TSX: ZFS.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.027, payable on 3/6/14. As a percentage of ZFS's recent stock price of $14.75, this dividend works out to approximately 0.18%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ZFS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.027 declared by BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF:

ZFS+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ZFS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.20% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZFS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZFS's low point in its 52 week range is $14.62 per share, with $14.92 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.75.

In Friday trading, BMO Short Federal Bond Index ETF shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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