Cash Dividend On The Way From Virtus Total Return Fund (DCA)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/9/13, Virtus Total Return Fund (DCA) DCA will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.05, payable on 4/18/13. As a percentage of DCA's recent stock price of $4.10, this dividend works out to approximately 1.22%, so look for shares of Virtus Total Return Fund to trade 1.22% lower — all else being equal — when DCA shares open for trading on 4/9/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for DCA, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.05 declared by Virtus Total Return Fund:

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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 DCA is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.88% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.

In Friday trading, Virtus Total Return Fund shares are currently down about 0.7% on the day.

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