Media stories about Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SWZ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.5267240557168 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (SWZ) traded up 0.16% during trading on Friday, reaching $12.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 30,340 shares. Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. has a 12 month low of $9.75 and a 12 month high of $12.85. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.66 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.97.
The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 14th were issued a $0.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 12th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.16%.
In other Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) news, Director Fred J. Ricciardi purchased 4,000 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $12.60 per share, for a total transaction of $50,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $50,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.15% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The)
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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