Dividend Watch: 3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Wednesday: BNA, NBB, VTA

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Wednesday, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:00 AM ET, 198 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 0.2% to 17.4%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Wednesday:

BlackRock Income Opportunity Fund

Owners of BlackRock Income Opportunity Fund (NYSE: BNA) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $10.21 as of 4:03 p.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.9%.

The average volume for BlackRock Income Opportunity Fund has been 92,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. BlackRock Income Opportunity Fund has a market cap of $354.9 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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The company has a P/E ratio of 18.07.

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