News headlines about Equus Total Return (NYSE:EQS) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equus Total Return earned a news impact score of -0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
In other news, CEO John A. Hardy acquired 500,000 shares of Equus Total Return stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $2.40 per share, with a total value of $1,200,000.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 500,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,200,000. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Kenneth I. Denos acquired 250,000 shares of Equus Total Return stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $2.40 per share, with a total value of $600,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 265,754 shares in the company, valued at approximately $637,809.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders purchased 769,500 shares of company stock valued at $1,846,800. 21.29% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Equus Total Return Company Profile
Equus Total Return, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current investment income and long-term capital gains by investing in the debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of its investment.
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