Reminder - Dreyfus Strategic Municipals (LEO) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/12/14, Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. (LEO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.043, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of LEO's recent stock price of $8.24, this dividend works out to approximately 0.52%, so look for shares of Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. to trade 0.52% lower — all else being equal — when LEO shares open for trading on 12/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for LEO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.043 declared by Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc.:

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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 LEO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.26% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of LEO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, LEO's low point in its 52 week range is $7.34 per share, with $8.57 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.24.

In Wednesday trading, Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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