Calamos Strategic Total Return:CSQ


    As of 4/25/2018

    52 Wk Avg$11.99$12.69-5.49%
    52 Wk High$12.90$14.01-2.43%
    52 Wk Low$11.32$12.01-11.47%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate8.36%
    Distribution Amount$0.0825
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks current income and capital appreciation through investment in common and preferred equity securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 4/25/2018

    Total Net Assets:$2,489.876M
    Total Common Assets:$1,946.876M
    Common Shares Outstanding:154,514,000

    As of 9/30/2017

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Type of Preferred:
    Total Debt (USD): $543.000M
    Structural Leverage (USD): $543.000M
    Structural Leverage (%): 21.84%
    Effective Leverage (USD): $543.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 21.84%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 10/31/2017

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.37%
    Other Expenses:0.09%
    Baseline Expense: 1.46%
    Interest Expense:0.62%
    Total: 2.09%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Calamos Advisors LLC

    Portfolio Managers
    R. Matthew Freund (07 Dec 2016)

    Category: US Equity-Growth & Income
    Ticker: CSQ
    NAV Ticker: XCSQX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 351,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $4.194M
    Inception Date: 3/26/2004
    Inception Share Price: $15.00
    Inception NAV: $14.31
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: October 31
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    As of 4/25/2018

    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 10/31/2017
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 4/25/2018
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 4/25/2018
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 10/31/2017
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 4/25/2018

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 4/25/2018

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-6.62%
    1 Year-5.49%
    3 Year-8.91%
    5 Year-8.45%

    As of 4/26/2018

    3 Month1.60
    6 Month0.40
    1 Year-0.30
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 4/25/2018
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    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 4/25/2018
    Category: US Hybrid (Growth & Income)

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 2/28/2018
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 10/31/2017
    Asset Allocation

    As of 1/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 5/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Information Technology 20.10%
    Consumer Discretionary 17.50%
    Financials 12.10%
    Health Care 11.80%
    Industrials 10.30%
    Consumer Staples 6.70%
    Energy 6.60%
    Telecommunication Service3.40%
    Materials 2.40%
    Utilities 2.10%
    Top Holdings

    As of 2/28/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Apple, Inc.$81.25M3.00%
    Fidelity-« Inv MM Fds Prime Money Mkt In$70.76M2.61%
    Morgan Stanley Inst Liquidity Gov Inst$70.47M2.60%
    Microsoft Corporation$60.11M2.22% Inc$54.90M2.03%
    JPMorgan Chase & Co$52.37M1.93%
    Google, Inc.$41.67M1.54%
    Facebook Inc Class A$39.46M1.46%
    Exxon Mobil Corporation$38.40M1.42%
    Bank of America$37.46M1.38%
    Dow Chemical Co$37.11M1.37%
    Credit Quality

    As of 3/31/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 5/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    USA 91.70%
    Other Countries 3.30%
    UK 1.20%
    Germany 0.80%
    Ireland 0.80%
    France 0.40%
    China 0.40%
    Luxembourg 0.40%
    Finland 0.40%
    Canada 0.30%
    Japan 0.30%

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