Ex-Div Reminder for Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund (IAF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/18/14, Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund ( IAF) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.22, payable on 9/30/14. As a percentage of IAF's recent stock price of $8.57, this dividend works out to approximately 2.57%, so look for shares of Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund to trade 2.57% lower — all else being equal — when IAF shares open for trading on 9/18/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for IAF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.22 declared by Aberdeen Australia Equity 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 IAF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.27% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of IAF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, IAF's low point in its 52 week range is $8.35 per share, with $11.64 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.57.

In Tuesday trading, Aberdeen Australia Equity Fund shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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