BGH Ex-Dividend Reminder - 5/18/15

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/18/15, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (BGH) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.1677, payable on 6/1/15. As a percentage of BGH's recent stock price of $20.76, this dividend works out to approximately 0.81%, so look for shares of Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund to trade 0.81% lower — all else being equal — when BGH shares open for trading on 5/18/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BGH, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.1677 declared by Babson Capital Global Short Duration High 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 BGH is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.69% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of BGH shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, BGH's low point in its 52 week range is $19.91 per share, with $24.71 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.78.

In Thursday trading, Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.

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