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Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund (CSQ)

Hybrid / Balanced Funds - Hybrid / Balanced Funds

Data as of Dec. 14, 2018
Market Price $10.83 (- $0.42)
NAV (Dec. 14, 2018) $11.53 (- $0.25)
Premium / Discount -6.07% (-1.57%)
Fund Info
Inception March 26, 2004
Sponsor Calamos Advisors
Website www.calamos.com/FundIn...
Phone 630-245-7200
Objective: Capital appreciation and current income; Equities, convertible securities and high yield corporate bonds
Related Indexes
Equity Income Index
60/40 Balanced (w/ BDCs) Index
Hybrid / Balanced Fund Index
All Sector Equity CEF Index
Alternative Income Index
Capital & Leverage
Outstanding Shares 154,568,093
Total Assets (Reported: April 30, 2018) $2,911M
Estimated Total Assets $2,681M
Net Assets $1,782M
Market Cap $1,674M
Purchases Turnover 67.54%
Sales Turnover 65.50%
Total Leverage 33.53%
Structural Leverage (out of total) 100.00%
Portfolio Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Expense Ratio 2.56%
Non Lev Exp Ratio 1.53%
Rel Lev Cost 2.06%
Discount Data
Average Discount (3 Yr) -6.94%
Discount Low(3 Yr) -16.75%
Discount High(3 Yr) 0.97%
Discount Rel Range 60.28%
Comp Discount 0.17
Discount St Dev (1Yr) 3.09
Z-Stat (6mo) -3.15
Z-Stat (1Yr) -0.71
Z-Stat (3Yr) 0.22
Comp Z-Stat (6mo) -1.72
Comp Z-Stat (3Yr) 0.31
Distribution Data
Market Yield 9.14%
Income Yield 3.17%
Lev Adj NAV Yield 6.43%
Distribution Frequency M
Current Distribution $0.083
Current Income $0.029
Ex-Date 12/13/18
Payable Date 12/20/18
Div Growth (3yr) 0.00%
Dividend Change 17.9% on 3/31/14
Expected Div 12/19/18
RoC (1yr) 10.03%
RoC (3yr) 21.72%
Tax Dividend Data 2017 2015 - 2017
Income 25.4% 37.7%
ST Gains 61.1% 24.2%
QDI 20.4% 23.9%
LT Gains 13.5% 14.8%
RoC 0% 23.4%
Volume & Liquidity
Average Daily $ (M) $3,987
Avg Volume 30 day 369,597
Avg Volume 90 day 368,112
Volume Trend 0.40%
Comp Volume Trend 2.49%
Correlation & Volatility
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's Hybrid / Balanced Fund Index
Most Correlated Peer (Mk Pr): NIE 93.0%
NAV - Price Correlation (30 d) 95.1%
NAV - Price Correlation (90 d) 98.1%
NAV - Price Correlation (1 Yr) 73.0%
Price St Dev (1Yr) 19.6%
NAV St Dev (1Yr) 16.3%
Earnings / Share (4/30/18) $0.010
Earn Coverage 12.24%
Earnings Trend Down
UNII / Share (4/30/18) $-0.359
Rel UNII -104.63
UNII Trend Up
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's Hybrid / Balanced Fund Index


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