Press coverage about ASA Gold and Precious Metals (NYSE:ASA) has been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASA Gold and Precious Metals earned a news impact score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 44.0414151588096 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of ASA stock traded up $0.26 on Wednesday, reaching $10.39. 213,474 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 97,178. ASA Gold and Precious Metals has a twelve month low of $10.12 and a twelve month high of $13.11.
The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be issued a $0.02 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 10th.
ASA Gold and Precious Metals Company Profile
ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company. The Company seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investing in companies engaged in the exploration for, development of projects or mining of precious metals and minerals. It invests approximately 80% of its total assets in common shares or securities convertible into common shares of companies engaged, directly or indirectly, in the exploration, mining or processing of gold, silver, platinum, diamonds or other precious minerals; held as bullion or other direct forms of gold, silver, platinum or other precious minerals; in instruments representing interests in gold, silver, platinum or other precious minerals, and/or in securities of investment companies, including exchange traded funds, or other securities.
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