Ex-Div Reminder for Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated (FUND)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/12/15, Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated (FUND) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.11, payable on 6/29/15. As a percentage of FUND's recent stock price of $7.44, this dividend works out to approximately 1.48%, so look for shares of Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated to trade 1.48% lower — all else being equal — when FUND shares open for trading on 6/12/15.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FUND, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.11 declared by Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated:

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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 FUND is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.91% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FUND shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FUND's low point in its 52 week range is $6.90 per share, with $8.63 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $7.44.

According to Preferred Stock Channel, there is a series of preferred stock that is senior to FUND, which trades under the symbol RFO.PRA — more info ».

In Wednesday trading, Sprott Focus Trust Incorporated shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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