ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:CTR) Short Interest Update

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Inc. (NYSE:CTRGet Rating) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 6,500 shares, a growth of 8.3% from the December 15th total of 6,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 27,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. LPL Financial LLC increased its position in shares of ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund by 4.7% in the second quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 10,047 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $257,000 after acquiring an additional 455 shares during the period. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund by 69.7% in the first quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 1,473 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $43,000 after acquiring an additional 605 shares during the period. UBS Group AG increased its position in shares of ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund by 4.5% in the third quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 16,165 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $425,000 after acquiring an additional 693 shares during the period. Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV increased its position in shares of ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund by 6.1% in the third quarter. Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV now owns 13,978 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $368,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its position in shares of ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund by 8.3% in the second quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 10,975 shares of the investment management company’s stock valued at $281,000 after acquiring an additional 840 shares during the period.

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Price Performance

NYSE:CTR traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $31.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,775 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,578. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $29.47 and a 200-day simple moving average of $29.21. ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund has a 1 year low of $23.78 and a 1 year high of $33.24.

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Increases Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be given a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.06%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 17th. This is a boost from ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.54.

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Company Profile

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ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Inc is an open ended equity mutual fund of funds launched and managed by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC. The fund is co-managed by ClearBridge Investments, LLC. It invests in the public equity markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating in the energy sector.

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