Reminder - BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (ZSP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

On 9/25/14, BMO S&P 500 Index ETF (TSX: ZSP.TO) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.082, payable on 10/6/14. As a percentage of ZSP's recent stock price of $24.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.34%.

Below is a dividend history chart for ZSP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.082 declared by BMO S&P 500 Index ETF:


In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ZSP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZSP shares:

BMO S&P 500 Index ETF 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZSP's low point in its 52 week range is $18.89 per share, with $24.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.27.

In Tuesday trading, BMO S&P 500 Index ETF shares are currently off about 0.5% on the day.

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