Ex-Div Reminder for New Ireland Fund (IRL)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/5/14, New Ireland Fund Incorporated (IRL) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3024, payable on 9/19/14. As a percentage of IRL's recent stock price of $13.55, this dividend works out to approximately 2.23%, so look for shares of New Ireland Fund Incorporated to trade 2.23% lower — all else being equal — when IRL shares open for trading on 9/5/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for IRL, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3024 declared by New Ireland Fund Incorporated:

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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 IRL is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.93% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of IRL shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

New Ireland Fund Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, IRL's low point in its 52 week range is $11.30 per share, with $14.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.55.

In Wednesday trading, New Ireland Fund Incorporated shares are currently up about 1.4% on the day.

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