Reminder - Cushing MLP Total Return Fund (SRV) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/16/14, Cushing MLP Total Return Fund (SRV) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.225, payable on 9/23/14. As a percentage of SRV's recent stock price of $8.96, this dividend works out to approximately 2.51%, so look for shares of Cushing MLP Total Return Fund to trade 2.51% lower — all else being equal — when SRV shares open for trading on 9/16/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for SRV, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.225 declared by Cushing MLP 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 SRV is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.04% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward.The chart below shows the one year performance of SRV shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Cushing MLP Total Return Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, SRV's low point in its 52 week range is $7.85 per share, with $9.24 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.96.

In Friday trading, Cushing MLP Total Return Fund shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.

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