Reminder - American Strategic Income Portfolio (ASP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/3/14, American Strategic Income Portfolio (ASP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0575, payable on 3/19/14. As a percentage of ASP's recent stock price of $10.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of American Strategic Income Portfolio to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when ASP shares open for trading on 3/3/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ASP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0575 declared by American Strategic Income Portfolio:

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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 ASP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ASP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

American Strategic Income Portfolio 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ASP's low point in its 52 week range is $8.70 per share, with $11.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.13.

In Thursday trading, American Strategic Income Portfolio shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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