Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ) Stock Price

Media headlines about Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Swiss Helvetia Fund earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the closed-end fund an impact score of 44.9828893977833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE SWZ) traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $13.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,810 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,995. Swiss Helvetia Fund has a 1-year low of $10.49 and a 1-year high of $13.06.

The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. This is a boost from Swiss Helvetia Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a yield of 1.9%.

In related news, Director Andrew Dakos acquired 5,156 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.68 per share, for a total transaction of $65,378.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders have acquired 98,774 shares of company stock valued at $1,251,330 in the last quarter. 0.15% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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