Ex-Div Reminder for Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund (ESD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/17/14, Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund (ESD) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.115, payable on 9/26/14. As a percentage of ESD's recent stock price of $17.80, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when ESD shares open for trading on 9/17/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ESD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.115 declared by Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund:

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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 ESD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.75% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of ESD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ESD's low point in its 52 week range is $16.30 per share, with $18.69 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.80.

In Monday trading, Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund shares are currently off about 0.8% on the day.

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