Reminder - DWS Municipal Income Trust (KTF) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/14/15, DWS Municipal Income Trust (KTF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.07, payable on 5/29/15. As a percentage of KTF's recent stock price of $13.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of DWS Municipal Income Trust to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when KTF shares open for trading on 5/14/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for KTF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.07 declared by DWS Municipal Income 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 KTF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.40% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of KTF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

DWS Municipal Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, KTF's low point in its 52 week range is $12.92 per share, with $14.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.11.

In Tuesday trading, DWS Municipal Income Trust shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.

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