News stories about Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Swiss Helvetia Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.0938447464172 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $13.06. 11,810 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,995. Swiss Helvetia Fund has a twelve month low of $10.49 and a twelve month high of $13.06.
The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.12 dividend. This is a boost from Swiss Helvetia Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.01. This represents a yield of 1.9%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th.
In other Swiss Helvetia Fund news, Director Andrew Dakos purchased 13,060 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.60 per share, for a total transaction of $164,556.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 98,774 shares of company stock valued at $1,251,330. Corporate insiders own 0.15% of the company’s stock.
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About Swiss Helvetia Fund
The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek long-term growth of capital through investment in equity and equity-linked securities of Swiss companies. The Fund may also acquire and hold equity and equity-linked securities of non-Swiss companies in limited instances.
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