FEN Ex-Dividend Reminder - 1/22/16

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/22/16, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund (FEN) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.58, payable on 1/29/16. As a percentage of FEN's recent stock price of $17.45, this dividend works out to approximately 3.32%, so look for shares of First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund to trade 3.32% lower — all else being equal — when FEN shares open for trading on 1/22/16.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FEN, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.58 declared by First Trust Energy Income and Growth 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 FEN is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 13.30% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of FEN shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FEN's low point in its 52 week range is $17.18 per share, with $36.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.30.

In Wednesday trading, First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund shares are currently down about 4.5% on the day.

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