BGT Ex-Dividend Reminder - 4/11/13

Tickers in this article: BGT
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/11/13, BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust BGT will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0775, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of BGT's recent stock price of $15.55, this dividend works out to approximately 0.50%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BGT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0775 declared by BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust:

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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 BGT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.98% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Tuesday trading, BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.