Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (The) (NYSE:SWZ) announced a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, December 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of 0.12 per share by the closed-end fund on Friday, December 22nd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.9%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This is a boost from Swiss Helvetia Fund’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.01.

Swiss Helvetia Fund has increased its dividend by an average of 135.1% annually over the last three years.

Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE SWZ) traded down $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $12.65. 28,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 42,538. Swiss Helvetia Fund has a twelve month low of $9.77 and a twelve month high of $12.90.

In other Swiss Helvetia Fund news, Director Andrew Dakos purchased 5,156 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $12.68 per share, for a total transaction of $65,378.08. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders purchased 19,610 shares of company stock worth $247,136 in the last 90 days. 0.15% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Swiss Helvetia Fund Company Profile

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.

Dividend History for Swiss Helvetia Fund (NYSE:SWZ)

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