Press coverage about Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (NASDAQ:CSQ) has trended somewhat negative on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund earned a media sentiment score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th.

Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ) traded up 0.42% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $11.86. 456,221 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $11.70 and its 200 day moving average is $11.15. Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund has a 52 week low of $9.41 and a 52 week high of $11.93.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 11th were issued a $0.0825 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 7th. This represents a $0.99 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.35%.

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Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund Company Profile

Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment strategy is to provide total return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of equities, convertible securities and high yield securities.

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