Media headlines about Tortoise MLP Fund (NYSE:NTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tortoise MLP Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 44.7819241517678 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Tortoise MLP Fund (NYSE NTG) opened at $19.60 on Thursday. Tortoise MLP Fund has a one year low of $14.91 and a one year high of $21.70.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be paid a $0.4225 dividend. This represents a $1.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.62%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 20th.
In other Tortoise MLP Fund news, major shareholder Prudential Financial Inc acquired 32,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $26,562,500.00 per share, with a total value of $850,000,000,000,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 32,002,250 shares of company stock valued at $850,000,000,036,180.
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About Tortoise MLP Fund
Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions. It invests primarily in master limited partnerships (MLPs) and their affiliates that own and operate a network of pipeline and energy-related logistical infrastructure assets.
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