Pioneer High Income Trust About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (PHT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/15/15, Pioneer High Income Trust ( PHT) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.115, payable on 5/29/15. As a percentage of PHT's recent stock price of $12.65, this dividend works out to approximately 0.91%, so look for shares of Pioneer High Income Trust to trade 0.91% lower — all else being equal — when PHT shares open for trading on 5/15/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PHT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.115 declared by Pioneer High Income Trust:

PHT+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from PHT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PHT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Pioneer High Income Trust 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PHT's low point in its 52 week range is $12.30 per share, with $18.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.65.

In Wednesday trading, Pioneer High Income Trust shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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