Ex-Div Reminder For Cornerstone Total Return Fund (CRF)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/12/14, Cornerstone Total Return Fund ( CRF) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0871, payable on 2/28/14. As a percentage of CRF's recent stock price of $5.90, this dividend works out to approximately 1.48%, so look for shares of Cornerstone Total Return Fund to trade 1.48% lower — all else being equal — when CRF shares open for trading on 2/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CRF, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0871 declared by Cornerstone Total Return Fund:

CRF+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from CRF is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 17.72% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CRF shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cornerstone Total Return Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CRF's low point in its 52 week range is $5.47 per share, with $7.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.90.

In Monday trading, Cornerstone Total Return Fund shares are currently up about 0.5% on the day.

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