Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/7/14, Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II (VLT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.11, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of VLT's recent stock price of $16.07, this dividend works out to approximately 0.68%, so look for shares of Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II to trade 0.68% lower — all else being equal — when VLT shares open for trading on 8/7/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for VLT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.11 declared by Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from VLT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.21% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of VLT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, VLT's low point in its 52 week range is $15.54 per share, with $17.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.09.

In Wednesday trading, Invesco Van Kampen High Income Trust II shares are currently trading flat on the day.