Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (EMD)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/17/14, Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund (EMD) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.23, payable on 9/26/14. As a percentage of EMD's recent stock price of $12.42, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when EMD shares open for trading on 9/17/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EMD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.23 declared by Western Asset Emerging Markets Income 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 EMD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.41% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EMD shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EMD's low point in its 52 week range is $11.31 per share, with $13.12 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.42.

In Monday trading, Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund shares are currently off about 0.3% on the day.

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