|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||12.43 - 12.47|
|52 Week Range||11.28 - 12.87|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.74|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.84 (6.73%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
It's hard to believe given how violently stocks sold off last quarter, but most corners of the market are already optimistically priced again. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is just 6% below its all-time highs and trades at a sky-high price-to-sales ratio of 2.1.It's the same story in the income space. After topping out late last year, rising bond prices have clipped bond yields. As recently as late October, the 10-year Treasury yielded 3.2%. Today, it yields less than 2.7%. And most of the larger "bond substitutes" among large-cap dividend stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs) don't yield much better.If you want a respectable yield, you must hunt for it among smaller names that Wall Street tends to overlook. It's not for the faint of heart; small-cap stocks have less research coverage and tend to be more volatile.But with this increased volatility comes the possibility of vastly better returns. A study by Dimensional Fund Research covering 1926-2016 found that small-cap value stocks returned 15.2% per year on average, nearly 50% better than the 10.3% returned by the S&P; 500\. This is consistent with work by professors Eugene Fama and Kenneth French and others who have explored the "small cap anomaly.""Searching for high-quality value stocks in the small-cap space is a tried and true method that works over time," says John Del Vecchio, co-manager of the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF (HDGE). "It doesn't work every year or in every market. But over time, the numbers speak for themselves."Here are seven solid, mostly smaller, dividend stocks that are off the radars of most investors, both professionals and individuals alike. Expect higher-than-normal volatility, but all pay high enough dividends - between roughly 5% and 12% - to make that additional risk worth taking. SEE ALSO: 18 Dividend Aristocrats That Have Gone on Deep Discount
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today affirmed the Aa3 ratings of the auction preferred shares ("APS") issued by Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund (EVV), Eaton Vance Senior Floating-Rate Trust (EFR), and Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust (EVF) following a tender offer that has reduced the outstanding APS in each fund. For the tender offer, EVV, EFR and EVF will repurchase up to 19%, 21% and 39% , respectively, of their APS at a price per share equal to 92% of the APS liquidation preference of $25,000 per share (or $23,000 per share), plus any unpaid APS dividends accrued through the tender date.