About Korea Equity Fund (NYSE:KEF)
Korea Equity Fund, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation through investments primarily in equity securities of South Korean companies. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest approximately 80% of its total assets in such securities. The Fund invests in various industries, including electronic appliances and components, insurance, transportation equipment, financing business, other products, media and entertainment, wholesale, and iron and steel. The Fund's manager is Nomura Asset Management U.S.A. Inc. The Fund's investment advisor is Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. The Fund's investment sub-advisors are Nomura Asset Management Hong Kong Limited and Nomura Asset Management Singapore Limited.
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Korea Equity Fund (NYSE:KEF) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Korea Equity Fund's stock symbol?
Korea Equity Fund trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KEF."
How often does Korea Equity Fund pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Korea Equity Fund?
Korea Equity Fund announced a special dividend on Monday, June 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 26th will be given a dividend of $2.1347 per share on Thursday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 30th. View Korea Equity Fund's Dividend History.
Who are some of Korea Equity Fund's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Korea Equity Fund include Sequans Communications (SQNS), Stanley (SXE), Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS), Crude Carriers (CRU), Quantum (QTM), Ranger Energy Services (RNGR), Taomee (TAOM), YuMe (YUME), Special Opportunities Fund (SPE), Voya Asia Pacific High (IAE), Saratoga Investment (SAR), Lee Enterprises (LEE), Accuride (ACW), Danaos (DAC), Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA), A. H. Belo (AHC), Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (BW) and LRR Energy (LRE).
Who are Korea Equity Fund's key executives?
Korea Equity Fund's management team includes the folowing people:
- Rodney A. Buck, Independent Chairman of the Board
- Yutaka Itabashi, President, Director
- Neil Daniele, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary
- Maria R. Premole, Vice President
- Takeshi Toyoshima, Vice President
- Amy J. Marose, Treasurer
- Kelly So Young Lee, Assistant Treasurer
- David B. Chemidlin, Independent Director
- E. Han Kim, Independent Director
- Marcia L. MacHarg, Independent Director
Has Korea Equity Fund been receiving favorable news coverage?
Headlines about KEF stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Korea Equity Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.41 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.
How do I buy shares of Korea Equity Fund?
Shares of KEF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Korea Equity Fund's stock price today?
One share of KEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.04.
How big of a company is Korea Equity Fund?
Korea Equity Fund has a market capitalization of $68.57 million.
How can I contact Korea Equity Fund?
Korea Equity Fund's mailing address is 309 W 49th St, NEW YORK, NY 10019-7316, United States. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at +1-800-8330018.
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Korea Equity Fund (NYSE:KEF) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/20/2016 forward)
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Korea Equity Fund (NYSE:KEF) Dividend Information
Korea Equity Fund pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share, with a dividend yield of 0.99%. KEF's most recent special dividend payment was Thursday, June 29.
|Most Recent Dividend:||6/29/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||92.70% (3 Year Average)|
Korea Equity Fund (NYSE:KEF) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Korea Equity Fund (NYSE KEF) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.88%
Korea Equity Fund (NYSE KEF) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|6/21/2017||Investors General Part Bulldog||Major Shareholder||Buy||45,200||$9.54||$431,208.00|| |
|6/15/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||3,700||$9.51||$35,187.00|| |
|6/12/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||50,000||$9.53||$476,500.00|| |
|6/7/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||250,000||$9.53||$2,382,500.00|| |
|6/6/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||100,500||$9.54||$958,770.00|| |
|5/3/2017||Investors General Part Bulldog||Major Shareholder||Buy||25,600||$9.08||$232,448.00|| |
|4/28/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||6,396||$8.96||$57,308.16|| |
|4/24/2017||Value Offshore Fund Ltd. Full||Major Shareholder||Buy||10,000||$8.78||$87,800.00|| |
|4/18/2017||Value Offshore Fund Ltd. Full||Major Shareholder||Buy||10,000||$8.61||$86,100.00|| |
|4/13/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||20,500||$8.58||$175,890.00|| |
|4/11/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||7,432||$8.51||$63,246.32|| |
|4/10/2017||Value Offshore Fund Ltd. Full||Major Shareholder||Buy||7,432||$8.51||$63,246.32|| |
|4/3/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||10,362||$8.78||$90,978.36|| |
|3/29/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||22,700||$8.66||$196,582.00|| |
|3/24/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||25,500||$8.70||$221,850.00|| |
|3/22/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||4,300||$8.62||$37,066.00|| |
|3/21/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||906||$8.65||$7,836.90|| |
|3/10/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||12,500||$8.19||$102,375.00|| |
|3/8/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||1,400||$8.06||$11,284.00|| |
|3/7/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||50,402||$8.13||$409,768.26|| |
|3/1/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||55,300||$8.24||$455,672.00|| |
|2/22/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||57,500||$8.29||$476,675.00|| |
|2/17/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||62,246||$8.19||$509,794.74|| |
|2/14/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||7,400||$8.20||$60,680.00|| |
|2/9/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||48,900||$8.18||$400,002.00|| |
|2/8/2017||Bulldog Investors, Llc||Major Shareholder||Buy||50,000||$8.14||$407,000.00|| |
|5/31/2013||E. Han Kim||Director||Buy||5,000||$8.55||$42,750.00|| |
|4/29/2013||Rodney A Buck||Director||Buy||2,000||$8.56||$17,120.00|| |
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