Top 10 US Stocks To Own For 2015: Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc (CLM)
Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. (the Fund), incorporated on May 1, 1987, is a closed-end, diversified management investment company. The Fund invests in equity securities of companies listed in the United States. Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. invests in various sectors, which include financials, information technology, healthcare, consumer discretionary, industrials, consumer staples, energy, utilities, telecommunication services, materials and other sectors.
As of December 31, 2005, the Fund's top 10 holdings were General Electric Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp., Citigroup Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. (The), EMC Corp., Bank of America Corp., American International Group, Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Inc. Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc.'s investment manager is Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.Advisors' Opinion:
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According to a Gabelli Funds report, managed distribution policies offer several advantages, including:1. Lower difference between the fund's market price and its NAV per share.2. Provides support during periods when the stock market is in a decline.3. Provides a measurable performance target for the investment adviser.Below are several high-yield funds from CEFA that have a managed distribution policy (yields as of December 16):Aberdeen Australia Eqty (IAF)- Distribution Yield: 10.4%- Income Yield: 346%Bexil Advisers LLC (DNI)- Distribution Yield: 11.1%- Income Yield: 3.56%BlackRock En Capital&Inc (CII)- Distribution Yield: 8.78%- Income Yield: 2.34%Cornerstone Strat Value (CLM)- Distribution Yield: 18.77%- Income Yield: 1.83%Cornerstone Total Return (CRF)- Distribution Yield: 19.10%- Income Yield: 0.85%Delaware Inv Div & Inc (DDF)- Distribution Yield: 6.70%- Income Yield: 5.26%Gabelli Equity Trust (GAB)- Distribution Yield: ! 7.58%- Income Yield: 1.54%Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT)- Distribution Yield: 9.45%- Income Yield: 2.84%MFS Special Value Trust (MFV)- Distribution Yield: 9.60%- Income Yield: 5.73%Nuveen Tx-Adv TR Strat (JTA)- Distribution Yield: 6.70%- Income Yield: 3.12%TCW Strategic Income (TSI)- Distribution Yield: 10.54%- Income Yield: 7.88%Zweig Total Return (ZTR)- Distribution Yield: 7.27%- Income Yield: 1.95%As noted in the Gabelli report, a managed distribution policy may create confusion regarding the true current yield since the reported yield includes the return of capital portion. You can see the disparity above between the income yield and the distribution (reported) yield.If you are looking for a sustainable and growing dividend, you may want to consider some blue-chip dividend stocks such as these with a Free Cash Flow Payout less than 50%, 50+ years of consecutive dividend increases and a 2%+ yield:3M Co. (MMM) is a diversified global company provides enhanced product functionality in electronics, health care, industrial, consumer
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