Cornerstone Total Return Fund:CRF

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    Overview

    As of 3/1/2021. NAV as of 2/26/2021.

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$12.81$9.2538.49%
    52 Wk Avg$10.49$9.1514.28%
    52 Wk High$13.34$9.9141.42%
    52 Wk Low$5.43$7.24-29.13%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate14.40%
    Distribution Amount$0.1537
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The investment seeks capital appreciation with current income as a secondary objective. Under normal market conditions, the fund's portfolio consists principally of the equity securities of large, mid and small-capitalization companies. Equity securities in which the fund may invest include common and preferred stocks, convertible securities, warrants and other securities having the characteristics of common stocks, such as American Depositary Receipts ('ADRs') and International Depositary Receipts ('IDRs'). It may invest up to 10% of its assets in other closed-end investment companies.

    Capital Structure

    As of 3/1/2021

    Total Investment Exposure:$372.186M
    Total Common Assets:$372.186M
    Common Shares Outstanding:40,236,340
    Leverage

    As of 12/31/2009

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $2.803M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD):
    Effective Leverage (USD): $2.803M
    Effective Leverage (%): 9.50%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2020

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.00%
    Other Expenses:0.17%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.17%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Cornerstone Advisors

    Portfolio Managers
    Ralph W. Bradshaw

    Basics
    Category: Equity-U.S. Equity
    Ticker: CRF
    NAV Ticker: XCRFX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 452,281
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $4.670M
    Inception Date: 5/16/1973
    Inception Share Price: $25.00
    Inception NAV: $0.00
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    Distributions

    As of 3/1/2021

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2020
    $0.0497
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 3/1/2021
    19.94%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 3/1/2021
    25.67%
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 3/1/2021
    4.57%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 3/1/2021
    9.50%

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 3/2/2021

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month21.71%
    1 Year14.28%
    3 Year11.66%
    5 Year13.72%
    Z-Score

    As of 3/1/2021

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month1.87
    6 Month2.52
    1 Year2.32
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 2/28/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD13.49%-0.08%9.03%6.09%
    202027.88%15.21%8.80%9.76%
    201921.83%28.78%32.25%27.32%
    2018-11.65%-3.65%-11.89%-10.13%
    201724.94%22.73%22.72%19.06%
    201612.12%8.96%13.79%12.38%
    20158.23%0.42%-7.45%-6.29%
    2014-3.18%12.56%24.05%7.38%
    201366.84%53.06%37.23%30.01%
    20127.56%15.32%16.19%14.79%
    2011-11.55%2.55%-2.63%-1.36%
    201011.81%40.57%22.35%18.15%
    200964.41%21.96%50.91%28.82%
    2008-50.03%-36.98%  
    2007-43.15%4.91%  
    200649.99%13.85%  
    2005-5.54%2.30%  
    200412.88%8.04%  
    200383.34%25.54%  
    200272.18%-19.71%  
    2001-3.41%5.10%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 2/28/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 2/26/2021
    4.57%
    Average Maturity:
    As of 9/30/2020
    9.74 yrs
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 9/30/2020
    160
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2020
    46.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Sensitive (Super Sector)46.09%
    Defensive (Super Sector)26.24%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)25.88%
    Technology25.31%
    Healthcare14.89%
    Consumer Cyclical10.61%
    Communication Services9.82%
    Financial Services9.33%
    Industrials8.67%
    Consumer Defensive7.72%
    State Allocation

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    State% Portfolio
    Virginia0.00%
    Top Holdings

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Amazon.com Inc$33.69M8.93%
    Microsoft Corp$31.00M8.22%
    Apple Inc$22.70M6.02%
    Alphabet Inc Class C$10.29M2.73%
    Procter & Gamble Co$9.87M2.62%
    Johnson & Johnson$9.53M2.53%
    NVIDIA Corp$7.58M2.01%
    Comcast Corp Class A$7.31M1.94%
    General American Investors$6.76M1.79%
    CBRE Clarion Global Real Est Income$6.02M1.59%
    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 9/30/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity92.87%
    China - Equity1.06%
    India - Equity1.01%
    Canada - Equity0.80%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.55%
    Mexico - Equity0.26%
    France - Equity0.24%
    Japan - Equity0.23%
    Switzerland - Equity0.17%
    Australia - Equity0.16%
    United States - Fixed Income0.16%
    Spain - Equity0.15%
    Italy - Equity0.15%
    Germany - Equity0.14%
    Brazil - Equity0.09%
    Netherlands - Equity0.08%
    Denmark - Equity0.07%
    Sweden - Equity0.06%
    Hong Kong - Equity0.06%
    Russia - Equity0.04%
    Portugal - Equity0.04%
    Singapore - Equity0.03%
    Norway - Equity0.03%
    Taiwan - Equity0.02%
    New Zealand - Equity0.02%
    Austria - Equity0.01%
    South Korea - Equity0.01%
    Finland - Equity0.01%
    Israel - Equity0.01%
    Canada - Fixed Income0.01%
    Others - Equity0.01%
    Belgium - Equity0.01%
    Czech Republic - Equity0.01%
    Others - Fixed Income0.00%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income0.00%
    Greece - Equity0.00%
    France - Fixed Income0.00%
    South Africa - Equity0.00%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.00%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.00%
    India - Fixed Income0.00%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.00%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.00%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.00%
    Colombia - Equity0.00%
    Poland - Equity0.00%
    Thailand - Equity0.00%
    China - Fixed Income0.00%
    Mexico - Fixed Income0.00%
    Chile - Fixed Income0.00%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.00%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.00%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.00%
    Turkey - Equity0.00%
    Chile - Equity0.00%
    Austria - Fixed Income0.00%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income0.00%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.00%
    Argentina - Fixed Income0.00%
    Indonesia - Equity0.00%
    Colombia - Fixed Income0.00%
    Peru - Fixed Income0.00%
    Malaysia - Equity0.00%
    Philippines - Equity0.00%
    Argentina - Equity0.00%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.00%
    Ireland - Equity0.00%
    Hungary - Equity0.00%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. In general, managed distributions may be sourced from net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. CEFConnect.com does not undertake to disclose specific information about closed-end fund distribution sources. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

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