Bancroft Fund Limited About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (BCV)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/9/14, Bancroft Fund Limited ( BCV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.12, payable on 9/25/14. As a percentage of BCV's recent stock price of $20.45, this dividend works out to approximately 0.59%, so look for shares of Bancroft Fund Limited to trade 0.59% lower — all else being equal — when BCV shares open for trading on 9/9/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BCV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.12 declared by Bancroft Fund Limited:

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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 BCV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BCV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Bancroft Fund Limited 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BCV's low point in its 52 week range is $17.60 per share, with $20.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.45.

In Friday trading, Bancroft Fund Limited shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.