Templeton Emerging Markets Fund About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (EMF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/12/14, Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (EMF) will trade ex-dividend, for its annual dividend of $0.3084, payable on 12/31/14. As a percentage of EMF's recent stock price of $16.66, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of Templeton Emerging Markets Fund to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when EMF shares open for trading on 12/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for EMF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.3084 declared by Templeton Emerging Markets 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 EMF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.85% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of EMF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Templeton Emerging Markets Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, EMF's low point in its 52 week range is $15.29 per share, with $19.79 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.69.

In Wednesday trading, Templeton Emerging Markets Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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