Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/22/13, ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund (CTR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.33, payable on 5/31/13. As a percentage of CTR's recent stock price of $24.68, this dividend works out to approximately 1.34%, so look for shares of ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund to trade 1.34% lower — all else being equal — when CTR shares open for trading on 5/22/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for CTR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.33 declared by ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CTR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 5.35% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CTR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, CTR's low point in its 52 week range is $18.53 per share, with $24.88 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.68.
In Monday trading, ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund shares are currently up about 0.7% on the day.