PDT Ex-Dividend Reminder - 11/10/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/10/14, John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund (PDT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.09, payable on 11/28/14. As a percentage of PDT's recent stock price of $13.83, this dividend works out to approximately 0.65%, so look for shares of John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund to trade 0.65% lower — all else being equal — when PDT shares open for trading on 11/10/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PDT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.09 declared by John Hancock Premium Dividend 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 PDT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.81% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of PDT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PDT's low point in its 52 week range is $11.32 per share, with $13.88 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.87.

In Thursday trading, John Hancock Premium Dividend Fund shares are currently down about 0.1% on the day.

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