News coverage about Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE:CTR) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund earned a media sentiment score of -0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 41.7766593323837 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE CTR) traded up $0.40 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $11.27. 270,726 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 186,904. Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund has a 1 year low of $10.38 and a 1 year high of $14.15.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were given a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.29%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd.

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About Clearbridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund

ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide a high level of total return, consisting of cash distributions and capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing primarily in energy master limited partnerships (MLPs).

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