Reminder - First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund (FEO) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/22/14, First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund ( FEO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 9/30/14. As a percentage of FEO's recent stock price of $18.86, this dividend works out to approximately 1.86%, so look for shares of First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund to trade 1.86% lower — all else being equal — when FEO shares open for trading on 9/22/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FEO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.35 declared by First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity 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 FEO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.42% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FEO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FEO's low point in its 52 week range is $16.92 per share, with $19.91 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.86.

In Thursday trading, First Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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