Cash Dividend On The Way From BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust (BHD)

Tickers in this article: BHD
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/11/13, BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust BHD will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0845, payable on 4/30/13. As a percentage of BHD's recent stock price of $14.84, this dividend works out to approximately 0.57%, so look for shares of BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust to trade 0.57% lower — all else being equal — when BHD shares open for trading on 4/11/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for BHD, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0845 declared by BlackRock Strategic Bond 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 BHD is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.83% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Tuesday trading, BlackRock Strategic Bond Trust shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.