Ex-Div Reminder for BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust (BPK)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/12/14, BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust (BPK) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0535, payable on 12/1/14. As a percentage of BPK's recent stock price of $16.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BPK, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0535 declared by BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust:

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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 BPK is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 3.97% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BPK shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BPK's low point in its 52 week range is $15.62 per share, with $16.75 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.18.

In Monday trading, BlackRock Municipal 2018 Term Trust shares are currently trading flat on the day.

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