CGO Ex-Dividend Reminder - 8/8/14

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/8/14, Calamos Global Total Return Fund ( CGO) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.10, payable on 8/15/14. As a percentage of CGO's recent stock price of $14.13, this dividend works out to approximately 0.71%, so look for shares of Calamos Global Total Return Fund to trade 0.71% lower — all else being equal — when CGO shares open for trading on 8/8/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CGO, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.10 declared by Calamos Global 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 CGO is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.49% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of CGO shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Calamos Global Total Return Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CGO's low point in its 52 week range is $13.06 per share, with $15.14 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.13.

In Wednesday trading, Calamos Global Total Return Fund shares are currently off about 0.7% on the day.

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