ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:CTR) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,200 shares, a growth of 148.3% from the December 15th total of 2,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.3 days.
Shares of CTR stock opened at $26.72 on Friday. ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund has a 1 year low of $15.72 and a 1 year high of $28.51. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $24.58 and a two-hundred day moving average of $24.35.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 22nd were paid a $0.42 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 19th. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.29%.
About ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund
ClearBridge MLP & Midstream Total Return Fund, Inc operates as a non-diversified and closed-end management investment company. It offers total-return oriented portfolio of primarily energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) and midstream entities. It also engages in the provision of the opportunity for attractive, tax-deferred distributions with a combined emphasis on capital appreciation.
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