Reminder - Advent Claymore Convertible Securities And Income Fund II (AGC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/14, Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II ( AGC) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.047, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of AGC's recent stock price of $7.26, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when AGC shares open for trading on 8/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for AGC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.047 declared by Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II:

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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 AGC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.77% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of AGC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, AGC's low point in its 52 week range is $6.70 per share, with $7.93 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.27.

In Monday trading, Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund II shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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