Zweig Total Return Fund About To Put More Money In Your Pocket (ZTR)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/8/17, Zweig Total Return Fund (ZTR) will trade ex-dividend, for its monthly dividend of $0.113, payable on 12/18/17. As a percentage of ZTR's recent stock price of $13.43, this dividend works out to approximately 0.84%, so look for shares of Zweig Total Return Fund to trade 0.84% lower — all else being equal — when ZTR shares open for trading on 12/8/17.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ZTR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.113 declared by Zweig 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 ZTR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 10.10% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ZTR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Zweig Total Return Fund 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ZTR's low point in its 52 week range is $11.16 per share, with $13.79 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.43.

In Wednesday trading, Zweig Total Return Fund shares are currently up about 0.2% on the day.

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