Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/20/17, Pennantpark Investment Corporation (PNNT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 4/3/17. As a percentage of PNNT's recent stock price of $8.09, this dividend works out to approximately 2.22%, so look for shares of Pennantpark Investment Corporation to trade 2.22% lower — all else being equal — when PNNT shares open for trading on 3/20/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for PNNT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by Pennantpark Investment Corporation:

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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 PNNT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.90% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of PNNT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Pennantpark Investment Corporation 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, PNNT's low point in its 52 week range is $5.83 per share, with $8.68 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.10.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, PNNT makes up 2.60% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading up by about 0.5% on the day Thursday.

In Thursday trading, Pennantpark Investment Corporation shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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