Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (NYSE:SWZ) Director Andrew Dakos bought 9,483 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $12.84 per share, for a total transaction of $121,761.72. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Andrew Dakos also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, December 27th, Andrew Dakos acquired 19,600 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.63 per share, for a total transaction of $247,548.00.
  • On Thursday, December 28th, Andrew Dakos acquired 33,636 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.64 per share, for a total transaction of $425,159.04.
  • On Wednesday, December 20th, Andrew Dakos acquired 6,463 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.48 per share, for a total transaction of $80,658.24.
  • On Thursday, November 30th, Andrew Dakos acquired 5,156 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.68 per share, for a total transaction of $65,378.08.
  • On Tuesday, November 21st, Andrew Dakos acquired 13,060 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.60 per share, for a total transaction of $164,556.00.
  • On Wednesday, November 15th, Andrew Dakos acquired 1,394 shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.34 per share, for a total transaction of $17,201.96.

Shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. (NYSE SWZ) traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $12.91. 20,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,267. Swiss Helvetia Fund Inc. has a 52-week low of $10.39 and a 52-week high of $12.91.

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

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund by 48.4% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,908,917 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $62,680,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600,509 shares during the period. City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund by 488.6% in the 3rd quarter. City of London Investment Management Co. Ltd. now owns 198,755 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock worth $2,538,000 after purchasing an additional 164,987 shares during the period. Shaker Financial Services LLC bought a new position in shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $335,000. Alpine Global Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $162,000. Finally, Doliver Capital Advisors LP bought a new position in shares of Swiss Helvetia Fund in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $191,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 48.08% of the company’s stock.

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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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