Reminder - Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund (CLM) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/13/14, Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Incorporated (CLM) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.0959, payable on 8/29/14. As a percentage of CLM's recent stock price of $6.15, this dividend works out to approximately 1.56%, so look for shares of Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Incorporated to trade 1.56% lower — all else being equal — when CLM shares open for trading on 8/13/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for CLM, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.0959 declared by Cornerstone Strategic Value 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 CLM is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 18.70% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of CLM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, CLM's low point in its 52 week range is $5.71 per share, with $7.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $6.15.

In Monday trading, Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Incorporated shares are currently up about 0.4% on the day.

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