Reminder - Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated (FLC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/19/13, Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated (FLC) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.136, payable on 12/31/13. As a percentage of FLC's recent stock price of $17.71, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when FLC shares open for trading on 12/19/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for FLC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.136 declared by Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated:

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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 FLC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 9.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of FLC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, FLC's low point in its 52 week range is $17.62 per share, with $22.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.76.

In Tuesday trading, Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Incorporated shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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