Reminder - Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund (CFP) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/12/14, Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund (CFP) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0773, payable on 3/31/14. As a percentage of CFP's recent stock price of $5.41, this dividend works out to approximately 1.43%, so look for shares of Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund to trade 1.43% lower — all else being equal — when CFP shares open for trading on 3/12/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CFP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0773 declared by Cornerstone Progressive 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 CFP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 17.16% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of CFP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CFP's low point in its 52 week range is $4.98 per share, with $6.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $5.41.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, CFP makes up 2.14% of the Guggenheim Timber ETF ( CUT) which is trading lower by about 0.8% on the day Monday.

In Monday trading, Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.

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