Reminder - Blackrock Kelso Capital (BKCC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/17/14, Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation ( BKCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.21, payable on 10/3/14. As a percentage of BKCC's recent stock price of $9.27, this dividend works out to approximately 2.27%, so look for shares of Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation to trade 2.27% lower — all else being equal — when BKCC shares open for trading on 9/17/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BKCC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.21 declared by Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation:

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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 BKCC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.06% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of BKCC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BKCC's low point in its 52 week range is $8.25 per share, with $10.00 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.25.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, BKCC makes up 3.55% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading lower by about 0.3% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Blackrock Kelso Capital Corporation shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.

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