Reminder - Healthcare Investors (HQH) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/14, Healthcare Investors ( HQH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.53, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of HQH's recent stock price of $31.06, this dividend works out to approximately 1.71%, so look for shares of Healthcare Investors to trade 1.71% lower — all else being equal — when HQH shares open for trading on 2/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HQH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.53 declared by Healthcare Investors:

HQH+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 HQH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.82% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HQH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Healthcare Investors 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HQH's low point in its 52 week range is $19.02 per share, with $31.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $31.08.

In Tuesday trading, Healthcare Investors shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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