Reminder - Putnam High Income Securities Fund (PCF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/22/14, Putnam High Income Securities Fund ( PCF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0309, payable on 10/1/14. As a percentage of PCF's recent stock price of $8.51, this dividend works out to approximately 0.36%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PCF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0309 declared by Putnam High Income Securities 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 PCF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.36% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PCF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Putnam High Income Securities Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PCF's low point in its 52 week range is $7.70 per share, with $8.73 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.51.

In Thursday trading, Putnam High Income Securities Fund shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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