Headlines about Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Swiss Helvetia Fund earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the closed-end fund an impact score of 45.1209169679935 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
SWZ stock traded down $0.03 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.64. The company had a trading volume of 7,409 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,182. Swiss Helvetia Fund has a 12-month low of $11.33 and a 12-month high of $13.74.
In other Swiss Helvetia Fund news, Director Andrew Dakos purchased 19,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $12.63 per share, for a total transaction of $247,548.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Over the last 90 days, insiders purchased 119,541 shares of company stock worth $1,527,999. Company insiders own 0.15% of the company’s stock.
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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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