Ex-Div Reminder for John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund (HTY)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/9/14, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund (HTY) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of HTY's recent stock price of $12.63, this dividend works out to approximately 2.53%, so look for shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund to trade 2.53% lower — all else being equal — when HTY shares open for trading on 12/9/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HTY, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.32 declared by John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield 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 HTY is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.13% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of HTY shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HTY's low point in its 52 week range is $11.50 per share, with $13.94 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.63.

In Friday trading, John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.

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