Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE:JMF) was the target of a large decline in short interest in July. As of July 14th, there was short interest totalling 431,686 shares, a decline of 32.1% from the June 30th total of 636,142 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 134,071 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days.

In related news, insider William J. Schneider sold 40,030 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.85, for a total value of $474,355.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Hirtle Callaghan & Co LLC raised its stake in shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund by 2.6% in the second quarter. Hirtle Callaghan & Co LLC now owns 7,558 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 188 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund by 7.4% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 11,001 shares of the company’s stock worth $145,000 after buying an additional 755 shares in the last quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL raised its stake in shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund by 0.5% in the second quarter. IFC Holdings Incorporated FL now owns 14,593 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund by 3.8% in the second quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 22,803 shares of the company’s stock worth $301,000 after buying an additional 844 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mengis Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund by 28.2% in the second quarter. Mengis Capital Management Inc. now owns 56,430 shares of the company’s stock worth $745,000 after buying an additional 12,410 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (NYSE JMF) opened at 12.50 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $12.85 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.34. Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund has a 52 week low of $11.65 and a 52 week high of $14.55.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, July 14th will be given a $0.337 dividend. This represents a $1.35 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.78%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 12th.

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About Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund

Nuveen Energy MLP Total Return Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide tax-advantaged total return. It seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy sector.

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