Ex-Div Reminder for Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/14, Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.10, payable on 8/22/14. As a percentage of GDV's recent stock price of $21.08, this dividend works out to approximately 0.47%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for GDV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust:

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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 GDV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of GDV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, GDV's low point in its 52 week range is $19.19 per share, with $23.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.11.

In Monday trading, Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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